I'm wondering how many nursing students actually go to the web to download copies of books and CD programs, or even share electronic resources with their peers.
It's fairly easy to type a search into google and find a bounty of resources, like NCLEX review books, NCLEX CD-ROM programs, reference manuals, care plan books, etc. Or if you bought an NCLEX book and it came with a CD full of questions, do you copy it and let all your friends copy it too?
What does everyone think about this? Obviously these aren't "legal" copies, according to the user agreement that all of them have.
I have to admit that I have downloaded and used these resources quite a bit. I feel bad, because the nurses who wrote these books likely aren't rich, so we're hurting their income by not paying for their work. On the other hand, downloading a bunch of resources allows me to sample them, and I do actually buy the ones I like and know I will use a lot.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments but do not post any links to download these resources - it's against the rules for this site.