One of my SE comrades stumbled across a book on Amazon which seems to basically be a direct ripoff of questions & answers posted to Stack Exchange. Upon further investigation, it appears that the "author" is actually trying to make a career out of this...


Seems pretty shady to me, so I was wondering: is this even legal?

I've seen a related thread, but I don't believe this is a dupe. That thread is asking about royalties for using specific questions/answers, whereas this guy on Amazon seems to be wholesale copying entire branches of Stack Exchange.

  • Good find, thanks @animuson! I searched Meta, but that question didn't turn up. (I guess because I searched the word "book" instead of "ebook".)
    – Lindsey D
    Feb 2, 2016 at 21:08


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