CCL: Good site for finding books ( Search and Download directly)

 Sent to CCL by: Herbert Fruchtl []
 Well, I also don't want a flame war, but you started it :-).
I don't know the laws of the Kingdom of Tonga (I assume it has signed most of the usual international agreements), but CCL is hosted in the USA, and may be open to litigation.
The sad fact is that you don't have to be in actual breach of the law. Having a bunch of corporate lawyers going after you may put somebody like Jan out of business long before anything reaches court. I quite like CCL and would like to keep it!
 On 23/04/12 08:54, steinbrt^ wrote:
 Sent to CCL by: steinbrt(!)
 Hi all,
 I hope not to start another flame war on copyright vs. fair use/free
 speech, but the immediate threat of legal action for posting a link is a
 bit much in my opinion. While pointing out this site is certainly not
 ethical (and most likely against CCLs usage terms) I can not believe that
 it is illegal.
 Now OTOH downloading from such a site is certainly illegal, at least in my
 country, but as for hosting it, we have to accept that U.S. copyright laws
 do not necessarily apply in the Kingdom of Tonga.
 Kind Regards,
 Dr. Thomas Steinbrecher
 formerly at the
 BioMaps Institute
 Rutgers University
 610 Taylor Rd.
 Piscataway, NJ 08854>
 Herbert Fruchtl
 Senior Scientific Computing Officer
 School of Chemistry, School of Mathematics and Statistics
 University of St Andrews
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