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Old 04-08-2021, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by marsharini View Post
upon further investigation it looks like a sketchy website - it appears the downloads are illegal. Kinda like the old Napster, but for books.
I was thinking the same thing. How they can get away with distributing copyrighted books without running into DRM (digital rights management) issues and legal challenges is a mystery. Even non-profit public libraries have to pay for their e-books.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
I was thinking the same thing. How they can get away with distributing copyrighted books without running into DRM (digital rights management) issues and legal challenges is a mystery. Even non-profit public libraries have to pay for their e-books.

I asked the librarian this morning about the site. She said it was legal. Donations more then pay for the E book rights or they wouldn't have the website.
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:51 PM
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I asked the librarian this morning about the site. She said it was legal. Donations more then pay for the E book rights or they wouldn't have the website.
Thank you for this info. 😊
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Old 04-08-2021, 02:04 PM
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I use the Kindle app on the Mac, as it has an excellent retina screen. It saves money over a paper book, but I find the scrolling to be really annoying and somewhat sickening compared to just flipping pages forward and backward. My thumb joints do too much digitally as it is.

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Old 04-09-2021, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
I was thinking the same thing. How they can get away with distributing copyrighted books without running into DRM (digital rights management) issues and legal challenges is a mystery. Even non-profit public libraries have to pay for their e-books.
A simple internet search of “what is b-ok.org” brings up quite a bit of information on the legality and safety of using the site.
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:52 PM
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Did you look at the picture you posted? It says "Remove b-ok.org (Virus Removal Instructions)" and includes terms such as "browser hijacker" and "delivering suspicious links".

I'm more reassured by Onebyone's comment, tbh.
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Old 04-09-2021, 05:42 PM
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No, only for reading books. I prefer hard copy for my quilt books
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:42 AM
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When I am looking for an older quilt book I head to the used book store and luckily I have found a couple of books that I was looking for. A great source for me.
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:56 PM
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[QUOTE=Onebyone;8473774]I wanted a quilt book that isn't that old but out of print. Prices start at $45 for the soft cover. No thanks, not worth it to me. I downloaded it to my Kindle for $4.99. I have started to buy the downloads of quilting books. If I do need a print out, I take a picture of the page, send it to my email and then print it from there. I am liking the E downloads more and more. I bought another Kindle just for quilt related books and patterns. I can hold a bookshelf of quilt books in my hand. Anyone else like the E books?

This only works for as long as your computer has A-space available, B- does not change formatting and is still supported, (like the windows 10). Also it has to specifically state that you can print it or it is illegal to do so! and NO, I am not a fan of Ebooks of any kind!

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I love my purchased and free e-books/patterns for quilting. I do print them on occasion but the publishers are ok with printing for personal use. I never thought to look for quilting books on my county’s library site.
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