Legal Question in Intellectual Property in Oregon

What does the law say about scanning a book on to your computer and then selling it as a .PDF file?

Asked on 5/30/10, 12:23 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Kevin B. Murphy Franchise Foundations, APC

Most attorneys will tell you that copying and selling a copyrighted book violates copyright law. Consult with an attorney in your area for specific advice.

Kevin B. Murphy, B.S., M.B.A., J.D. - Mr. Franchise

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Kevin B. Murphy, B.S., M.B.A., J.D. - Mr. Franchise

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Answered on 5/30/10, 4:36 pm
Justin Lampel Lampel & Associates, P.C.

Simple question. The law says it is clear copyright infringement (unless the work is in the public domain....ie: a old version of an old book or some government owned material)....or unless you have a license to do so from the copyright holder.

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Answered on 5/30/10, 4:59 pm


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