05 Oct '12, 10am

Is eBook piracy threatening the entire publishing industry - NetNames

Is eBook piracy threatening the entire publishing industry - NetNames

While video and music piracy regularly steals the headlines in the technology world, there is a quietly growing problem of eBook piracy threatening the entire publishing industry. The wide availability of titles online is of particular concern to textbook publishers, whose already small audience is particularly tech savvy and happy to engage in widespread piracy. To help illustrate the scale of the problem, NetNames has conducted a quick analysis of one site which is heavily focused on the piracy of College and University level course texts. However, the research could be repeated across a wide range of similar sites or different download systems with equally troubling results. Ebookee.org is one of many similar download sites that have proliferated by offering access to files stored on Cyberlockers, which are ideally suited to the job of storing and distributing digital b...

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