Online Book Piracy

from the fear-mongering dept

Patrick writes “After pirated mp3’s and pirated movies, it’s now pirated books… Next week, pirated train timetables! Seriously, though, there’s now over 7,000 titles pirated and available on-line. I don’t think it’ll matter too much to the Stephen King’s and JK Rowling’s of this world, but for other authors, this might have an impact.” Okay, I have to admit that this article confuses me. This has been going on for a while, but it doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal to me. How many people do you know who like to read books on their computers? I somehow doubt this is going to be “the next Napster”. However, when it’s a slow news day and someone needs a quick story, I guess they thought this was interesting.

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