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Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Copyright

, , , , | Right | February 21, 2018

Customer: “Can I get this book copied?”

Me: “I’ll just have to look at the copyright.”

Customer: “No, don’t look at that!”

Me: “I have to. And it’s copyrighted, so I can’t copy it. Sorry.”

Customer: “Can I just do it myself?”

Me: “No, because that would be illegal.”

Customer: “Right, okay, but no one’s going to know. It would be hard to copy this since it’s all glued together. Can you show me how to do it so it comes out one page at a time?”

Me: “No, I can’t assist you with that, since it’s copyrighted. You could go to the bookstore and buy another one, if you want another copy of it.”

Customer: “Yeah. I just don’t know how to use the photocopier. Can you just show me how it works?”

Me: “No, sorry. I’m not allowed to assist you with it at all.”

Customer: “Hmm.”

Me: “I would highly suggest going to the bookstore and buying it there, so the author can stay in business.”

Customer: “Yeah…”

(Yeah, he photocopied it.)

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