basically, all your questions is yes except for the last one. I have absolutely no idea.
I vaguely remember being taught the basics of writing an essay seventy years ago. How to set out an essay plan and how to take notes that one should be able to use at a later date when one was revising for exams.
The world has moved on since then and now when I’m interested in a subject such as the history of Mohammedanism I first go to Wikipedia and collect information which I cut and paste to my crib sheet probably using a table so I can introduce dates and other factors I can refer to later.
As my interest grew I have bought books and in this case one has to look for what is the most reliable which is a problem as in this subject positions appear to be quite rigid as to who is right and who is wrong. In order to help me determine the neutrality of such writing I need notes but I don’t want to have to write them out in hand and then transfer them to a computer and I don’t want to sit reading at a computer while I take notes from it.
In some cases I can lay a book onto my scanner and take an electronic note but that’s not always possible. I have tried to use a hand held scanner but have yet to find one that’s effective unless that is someone here can advise me. In all cases I always place an acknowledgement against the note.
Now to the point, I know nothing about E Books other than having seen people using them on a train so I have no idea what one can do with them. As a result I wish to ask the following questions.
Can one buy an E Book and use it on a computer?
Is it possible to cut a sentence from an E Book and paste it onto my computer?
Is it ethical to do this?
Is it legal to do this?
Is there a sufficient coverage of E Books for the sort of subject I referred to?