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Re: a desperate request for licence metadata

Humberto Massa Guimarães <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> writes:

> Yes, you do need a license to the content of your books. Only thing is,
> when you buy a book you are buying the right to read it. NOT the right
> to copy it. NOT the right to modify it. NOT the right to redistribute
> (modified or not) copies.

Not quite correct.  You are buing not just the right to read it; you
are also buying the physical copy, and you may do with it what you
want: loan it, rent it, sell it, burn it, criticize it, cut it into
pieces and make a paper airplane out of it, and so forth.

You may, in fact, modify it even!  You can, for example, scribble
notes in the margins, highlight parts of it, cut out parts of it, and
so forth, and you may take the result and loan it, rent it, sell it,


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