How does this transfer to ebooks? Over the years I've got quite a lot of books, and some of them I might want to read again. But I'm now a Kindle addict!
I know without a doubt that I could (if I wanted to) find downloadable copies of the same books with no cost to myself.
Question is, should I?
If we put aside the effort required to convert an existing paper book into an ebook format (and presume also that any copies of books that I download specifically aren't drm-hacked versions, so nobody has done any illegal computering!), I think that it should be morally acceptable for me to download such copies. Clearly the publishers don't agree (otherwise they would let me do it some way - e.g. walk into Waterstones with your paper book, scan the ISBN number and a download is sent to your ebook reader), but do you?
Interested in your thoughts!