My last international school decided to go all digital and get rid of all the text books. They made the students buy (at a very inflated price) school laptops. Rather than do as UK schools do and purchase online licences for the text books they employed a lady in the office to start cutting the spines off textbooks and scanning them. The students could then download them in pdf format using Google classroom. Everyone seemed to treat this as perfectly normal. I felt it was illegal and must have been covered in copyright law as a form of intellectual theft. Can anyone offer any comments on this? Is it acceptable? Or is it breaking the law?