Account sharing

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Mubuer
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Account sharing

Post by Mubuer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 pm

If I upload my purchased eBook to my Google Drive, then I share my Google Drive account with others in my team. They will log in to my Google Drive account and read this eBook. Does this involve copyright?

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AndyJ
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Re: Account sharing

Post by AndyJ » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:23 pm

Hi Mubuer,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away for a few days.

No, that shouldn't have any copyright implications, as it has always been permisible to share a physical book which you own with friends. However things are slightly different with digital products like ebooks or music downloads, and the EU courts are still trying to work out whether the same rules
apply.

You should check the terms and conditions of the company which supplied the ebook to see what they say.
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