Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
The big problem with e-books is piracy.
Once a PDF version is out in the wild there's no more control over who has it.
Even while most people here might respect intellectual property rights the general trend almost worldwide is to consider anything in electronic format to be in the public domain, as can be seen from the completely insane proportion of pirated music and software to the legitimate market.
Originally posted by Jeff Langr:
Most people prefer hardcopy, and it's not very cost effective to print out your own books.
Originally posted by Avi Nash:
It is true, but only if the local edition is available, since the US edition will cost very dear.
Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
But I found the quality of US edition is a lot better than local edition... I have ever bought Indian edition of a SWING book by O'Reilly. The quality of the paper is bad, compared to the US edition one that my friend has...
Since then I buy US edition only, if I cannot open the package of the book and have a look inside the book...
Yeah, I believe that the US edition is really expensive, compared to local edition....
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