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Subject: E books
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 10:43 AM ET
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Is there a way to swap E Books?

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 10:56 AM ET
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Not here.

Date Posted: 6/3/2011 11:57 AM ET
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There are a couple of threads going, I think there is even an Ebook board now.  You can't legally "trade" ebooks. But some can be leant, I think just one time, for a short period. So there are people lending them to each other.  But there are limitations.

It's illegal to burn an ebook to a disc, flash drive, PDF etc.., and then give it away or sell it.  So you can't email people books for credits, print out copies or send a CD with an ebook on it for credits.

Last Edited on: 6/3/11 11:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 11:48 PM ET
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No Melissa, it's illegal to transfer ownership of e-books.  It's my understanding some of the new e-readers have a 'lend' feature that some PBS members use on the threads to 'borrow' books from one another.  Some of the games are set up for e-book members also.

Last Edited on: 6/4/11 2:31 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/4/2011 2:22 AM ET
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There are websites where you can borrow e-books (using the previously mentioned lend feature).  I my experience usually lend periods are only 14 days and a great deal of ebooks are not lendable these days. 

Date Posted: 6/4/2011 2:33 AM ET
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BTW - Welcome to PBS Melissa !

Date Posted: 6/4/2011 3:04 AM ET
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Welcome and be sure to check out our PBS Ebook forum!!  eBook readers