quick question, if theres a link going around with many ebooks, and I simply forward that to a friend , am I doing something that could get me into trouble?? from authors of the books or uni etc.??
- Thread Starter
- 01-02-2017 21:10
- 06-05-2017 17:21
IMHO: [be advised that i am NOT a solicitor], if the material is considered 'proprietary' or 'copyrighted', you should be warned of that when you enter the site - whatever it is. There is much material on the web that is 'public domain', and free to all comers. That is normally told the user upon entry. If you merely forward a link, without material attached, you have not passed on any 'copyrighted' material. What your 'friend' does with the link, is up to them. With the amount of 'free for the asking' material on the web, you really don't have to pay any attention to material that ppl are trying to claim is 'copyrighted' and make you pay for. There is likely free stuff just as good if you look a little. Cheers.
- 06-05-2017 17:23
I mean if it's not like a leaked paper or something, you're probably fine. It's like streaming movies for illegal sites, you shouldn't do it but everyone does.
- 07-05-2017 01:42
If you're using the university email system to circulate the link, then you are in breach of the Code Of Conduct to which you agreed when you enrolled. IT Support will routinely monitor internet use for illegal activity, although I suspect that breach of copyright isn't high on the priority list. Penalties will differ.