by Mike Masnick
Fri, Dec 11th 2009 5:04pm
Martin sent over an article from a Swedish publication about how some Russian book publishers are dealing with "piracy" (translated via Google from the original). While some do seem upset about the issue, others are actually figuring out ways to deal with it, including offering their own vastly cheaper ebook versions quickly (and with no DRM), or even working out deals with "pirate" sites to share some of the ad revenue. The one publisher that the article focuses on, Sergei Parchomenko, says that they're not losing money from pirate sites, but the responsibility is on him to come up with a workable business model. It's nice to see someone realizing that they need to react to the market, rather than freak out about things.
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