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I hope to find something searchable to efficiently work with, and so far I could only find paperback copies.

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    This is IMO on-topic: the official list of things on-topic includes "Statutes or court decisions" and "Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory" and either of those should cover this Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 14:28
  • @David Siegel Thank you for clarifying and fixing up the question!
    – kisspuska
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 15:45
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    There are not complete sets available for free. It is copyrighted and the owners of the copyright do not license it for free (a practice I find very problematic personally).
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 21:29
  • @ohwilleke I used to help the "DIY Bookscanner Project" and improved their design. :) (Greatly in support of knowledge to be shared.)
    – kisspuska
    Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 0:24
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    @ohwilleke you might also like the answer of shoover. I'm very satisfied. The pages look incredible. The color is authentic, but its so good, I'm almost fooled its actually not a scan.
    – kisspuska
    Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 7:51

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The Internet Archive has a copy of A Concise Restatement of Torts (2000) in their lending library that is available to be checked out for 1 hour or 14 days. You will need to log in with an Internet Archive account, but those are free to obtain.

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  • Note that in general it's not clear that a given book provided by the internet archive is shared legally or their service breaks copyright laws. Best to inform yourself and check if you're worried about breaking copyright laws. Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 13:59
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    @ user2705196 There is an argument that the IA is infringing copyright in such a case. But the user is not, and is doing nothing unlawful even if an infringement case against the IA is won, as long as the user does not redistribute the work. Commented Jun 3, 2021 at 14:35
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There are no free legal copies online. They are accessible online through LexisAdvance, HeinOnline and Westlaw: this provides access, but not a downloadable copy.

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The Restatements are available on Westlaw and Lexis. I don't know of anywhere they can be viewed for free, other than maybe through pirating/torrent sites.

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A Google search finds a number of places where short excerpts are available online, such as https://cyber.harvard.edu/privacy/Privacy_R2d_Torts_Sections.htm which contains section 652. Various services provide electronic access for an annual fee, several of which want credentials as a retired lawyer or a law student for discounted rates.

Amazon offers the A Concise Restatement of Torts 2nd Second edition for $26 used in paperback. It does not seem to offer an electronic version at all.

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  • Yes, that's what I found, too. Even the excerpts are helpful, thank you! I may as well purchase one from within a jurisdiction where backup copies for personal use are legal, and get my own version from a paperback.
    – kisspuska
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 15:50

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