Thursday, 3 June 2004

E-book bootlegs from Amazon.com showing up on Kazaa and IRC

In the Virtual Stacks, Pirated Books Find Eager Thumbs
(The New York Times, 3 June 2004)

"I was pretty broke and couldn't really afford $100 textbooks,'' said Joseph Ruesewald, a recent graduate....

Having come of age in the era of Napster, Kazaa and other file-sharing networks infamous as bazaars for pirated music, he knew exactly how to obtain the books - if not in his hands, at least for his computer's hard drive....

He emphasized that he had sought alternatives to downloading books without permission by turning to publishers that allow readers to view a book's pages one at a time.

Link | Posted by Edward on Thursday, 3 June 2004, 07:28 ( 7:28 AM)
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