On 28 March 2012 14:26, Greg Ruckert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > So at least you would let somebody else buy it before you stole it? > The book has not even been released and you are already planning on > stealing > it. > > The book could be copied from a library or friend's copy. This is not uncommon practice for university students who cannot afford books that cost 20, 30 or 40c per page. As far as I know it is not illegal and does not deprive the publisher of money from a potential customer who cannot or will not pay an extortionate price in the first place.