Selling Manual Reprints?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Sdashiki, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    #1
    Maybe you were misled by the thread title, what I mean to say is selling, for a profit, reprinted (photocopied) instruction manuals for cameras.

    Can you really just photocopy a manual, trim, staple and sell it for a tidy profit?

    this guy on ebay does this almost exclusively.

    I mean, why not buy one, and just do what he does with copies of his copy? And like undercut his prices by a dollar.

    :D
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

    Lovesong

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    I do believe this stuff is copyrighted. People will sell anything on e-bay though. :rolleyes:
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    Legally, the manual is copyright the author or their company, so reprinting is a copyright violation. Most product companies don't care to enforce their copyrights, but technically without the copyright owner's permission, it's a violation.

    IANAL.
     

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