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    Hi,

    Are you aware that authors write books in order to sell them?

    On strictly moral grounds, do you think it is fair that after someone writes a book and offers it for sale, and after they sell 1 copy, someone should be able to post the book online for free download?

    Regardless of your moral stand on the issue, people in western countries believe doing so is unfair, and therefore they have enacted copyright laws to protect authors from being harmed by people who steal their works. If someone posts a book online and it causes sales of the book to fall by even 1 copy, then the author has been harmed and should be compensated by the thief.

    I hear people claim that downloading songs for free online is legal because they aren't reselling the songs for a profit--they are only downloading the songs for personal use. Wrong. Apparently, those people believe it is legal for 1 person to go buy a song when it is first released and then post it online for everyone else to download for free. However, when someone makes a song available online for free, they are harming sales of that song, and therefore they are harming the artist.

    Your post can and will be deleted again.
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    ok then,
    whoever wants , pm me for detail

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    Now it would probably be correct to erase you from existence here at cboard.

    Not to mention all the viruses that are probably in your downloads.

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    please dude, donot keep on knocking me.

    i am just trying to be nice and share something to the community

    did i do anything harm to the forum? phew... whatever...

    and the link has definitely no virus... but up to u.

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    That is a site of illegal downloads, downloading from there is ripping off the authors and others who worked on the books.

    Please delete your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    Hard read and perhaps somewhat of a reference book, but look at Stroustrup The C++ Programming Language.
    Stroustrup book is too technical. I understand less from it. BTW, there's a book that should've made the priority list although it's not only for C++. But a good programmer must have nonetheless. Design Patterns from The Gang of Four.
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    I like Stroustrup. But then again, I like reading technical books of that type. But, as I said, it is a hard read and not for everyone.
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