I didnt mention anything about copying an entire ebook. I did say that like with a printed book, I am allowed to use quotes from that book as long as i cite the author, publisher, etc. With scanners today, I do not have to retype the sentence or paragraph. With the ebook readers I have used this is not possible. Even with the free ebooks, including those in the public domain whose copyrights have expired long ago, the ebook readers do not allow the user to copy a passage and paste it into another document. One of the bible programs I use, even allows enhanced copy, it copies the passage I select and then when it is pasted into a document, it includes the passage, cites the books, chapter and verse and which version of the bible I copied from and then also cites the bible program that it was copied from--when there is still a copyright on that particular version of the Bible, it cites the publisher of that version of the Bible.