Barnes & Noble are running several promotions for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. I wanted to bring your attention to this one because I find it offensive.
From now until Monday night, B&N are generously giving away ebooks that don't belong to anyone. These ebooks are public domain in the US, which means that anyone can download, upload, edit, or do WTH you want with them (even charge money for them).
If this were a normal promotion I would simply ignore it. B&N are giving away something which is free the rest of the year. It's laughable, but mostly pathetic. But, they chose to tie it in with Independence Day, which means that B&N are celebrating this holiday by demonstrating a marked ignorance of US laws and custom.