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Account sharing

Post by Mubuer »

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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Post by AndyJ »

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

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

Both users will need to be in the same account to share data. You might still maintain separate accounts if either of you have other projects that the other is not involved with, but one of you will have to add the other one to your account so you have one account in common for shared projects.
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