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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 – David Siegel Jun 2 at 14:28
  • @David Siegel Thank you for clarifying and fixing up the question! – kisspuska Jun 2 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 Jun 2 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 Jun 3 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 Jun 3 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. – user2705196 Jun 3 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. – David Siegel Jun 3 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 Jun 2 at 15:50

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