No, the authors already unequivically stated NO. That's the copyright laws. No, you can't copy the books. No you can't copy the books. No....you can't copy the books. It's copyright law already in the US and most other westernized countries.
Now Google and others are trying to say, well, maybe the authors *wanted* us to distribute their work, despite clear copyright laws to the contrary.
Lots of excuses - maybe they Wanted us to do that. I can't find the owner. it's for the children.
Whatever. It's pretty black and white. If you don't own the copyright, keep your mitts off it. Anything else is self serving.