So, regardless of the law, what do you think? Is it wrong for readers to download copies of a book in one format without paying, even if they have paid for it in another format? Or, as another ethics columnist writes, should buying "a book or a piece of music be regarded as a license to enjoy it on any platform?"
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Jeffrey L. Seglin, author of The Right Thing: Conscience, Profit and Personal Responsibility in Today's Business (Smith Kerr, 2006), is an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston, where he teaches writing and ethics. He is also the administrator of The Right Thing, a Web log focused on ethical issues.
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