>If an author actually wants their text to be studied and used in an academic setting, they shouldn't publish it in ebook form!!!
You should let the author and publisher know. They made this choice,
it isn't automatic for all ebooks.
>If there was a copy in the library I could at the very least photocopy the pages I need
It may be worth noting that this is considered illegal in many
countries, and may be exactly the reason why they made the choice. So, you probably want to leave this out of any complaint you make if you want to be taken seriously.
Yeah... the author made the decision not to make the ebook printable. Contact them, tell them your situation and see if the can email you another version that is printable!
Fair use in Australia extends to 10% of the the words or one chapter of a published book.
Why should it take me a whole week to print out one chapter. I've got other research material to look at, and other things to do. It shouldn't take me a whole week to do what you should be allowed to do in one sitting.
A pages per day limit is useless when it comes to the purpose study. It should at the very least be a chapters/month option.
Also, if adobe is controlling the online security of the intellectual property, the onus should be on them to adhere to the copyrights in the various regions in which the intellectual property is distributed.
They should be able to the register the ip of the computer contacting there ebook database and figure out what country the user is in and apply the relevant copyright controls.
The Canadian comedy channel website manages to regionally control its content, I really don't see why this should be a problem for a multinational like adobe.