Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
hello. what aspect of the free ebook download are you concerned about not being legal? Do you own the copyright to the books or have a license to sell the ebooks from the copyright holder?
You would have to check the license information on the items that you want to share, it is up to the own and if they want they can state that the ebooks are free to download and share (i.e. no restrictions)...or they may place certain restrictions on them. These ebooks would be protected by copyright normally but its ultimately up to the copyright owner...if they want to give permissions/licenses they can (or just place it in public domain)..so the short answer is that you need to check/confirm because being able to download something (for free) does not necessarily mean that you can offer it for download yourself.