Piracy or not? Question on the presentation of non-digital information on a computer

    The other day I decided to re-read a couple of old paper books. In particular, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. In my case, all three books were bought in one edition and are a huge pulp made of A4 cellulose and weighing two kilograms. I read mainly in transport. He imagined how I tossed this colossus into a bag, carried it all day with me, pulled it out and read on a bus ... I was just horrified. I thought, what if ...

    And what if I download an electronic copy of this book in some Internet library, I will throw it on the PDA, and I will read from it? And then it was time to ask about the license. I have an officially purchased paper copy, what does the law say about this way of reading? And if I scan the book and again upload it to the PDA? Will this be a violation of the law?

    I wonder how it deals with games and programs. For example, I bought a disk, but I lost / broke / add it my own, I have proof of purchase (box, check, witnesses of purchase). Having downloaded the same game / program from torrents, but having activated it with my key, am I violating the license?

    Unfortunately, I am not a lawyer and cannot give an answer to this question, but I think that not so few people are interested in it. I hope the habro-community will help to figure it out :)

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    Thanks onthefly for the answer . I quote:
    The definition of "reproduction" is contained in part 2 of article 1275 Civil Code. An electronic copy does not fall under it.
    Excellent! We read item 2 to the end:
    2. Reproduction (reprographic reproduction) means the facsimile reproduction of a work using any technical means, carried out not for the purpose of publication. Reproduction does not include the reproduction of a work or the storage of its copies in electronic (including digital), optical or other machine-readable form, except in cases of creating temporary copies with the help of technical means intended for reproduction.

    Thus, any file from which a copy of the book can be printed is a reproduction. In other words, books can only be scanned into PDF files with a print prohibition set (the format allows the file to do this).

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