I am looking for US laws specifically identifying this scenario, I am not looking for interpretation of the law. I am looking for law relating to personal use/reading only.
I stumbled across Planet eBook which along with several older classics is offering Nineteen Eighty-Four, Published in 1949 George Orwell. The work is PD in several countries like Canada & Australia but it looks like it will not be PD in the US until 2044. It turns out that Planet eBook is located in Australia so like Wikilivres.ca it is PD in the country the server is located in.
Are there laws defining the legality of a US citizen, in the following scenarios?
- Downloading a copy for personal use to an ebook device while in the US
- Reading a copy of the ebook from a server in PD country without downloading (i.e. html only)
- Opening a copy of the ebook from a server in PD country without reading