There’s an interesting discussion about e-book piracy over at the Dystel & Goderich blog, in a post written by Abby.
Those of you who follow me know that I’ve been posting and talking about this for a long time. I have not come to any conclusions about it and I’m not sure at this stage I ever will. I don’t advocate piracy because it’s against the law and I follow the law in every aspect of my life. But I have heard strong arguments from people who do pirate and in some cases I can understand their feelings.
I think this is going to be an ongoing topic for a while, especially as e-books begin to increase in popularity in the mainstream.
There is one thing I’m not so sure about, and that’s how e-book pirates feel about .99 e-books. Do they bother to pirate them or do they just ignore them? I really don’t have a clue. And if they do I’m not passing any judgments here and I encourage anonymous comments from now until forever on this comment thread.
In any event, Abby asks a few interesting questions.
The comment thread isn’t jammed, but has a few interesting POVs.