Internet piracy

The pirate pay? BitTorrent survey finds users more likely to buy

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

Good news for authors and creatives out there – if you’re prepared to believe its source. According to a BitTorrent user survey reported by Torrent Freak – though so far at least I’ve been unable to access this via BitTorrent Inc. itself – “BitTorrent users are [...]

UK House of Commons Committee seeks rape, murder-league penalties for online piracy

By libertyc
October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has just released its latest responses to the Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth commissioned by the current UK government in 2010 from Professor Ian Hargreaves (the so-called Hargreaves Review) and completed in [...]

How to Deter Piracy of E-Books

By libertyc
January 28, 2013 // 16 Comments

In my last post, I discussed what I’ve observed to be the three biggest reasons people pirate e-books. Now that we understand the reasons, how do we actually deter piracy of e-books? Let me answer that question for each of the three reasons. 1. I Like To Collect stuff Here’s the bad [...]

Why Do People Pirate E-Books?

By libertyc
January 27, 2013 // 53 Comments

Piracy is an endlessly debated topic. Views on it range from “don’t worry about it too much” to “it has a huge impact on sales.” What is often ignored are the reasons why people pirate and, from there, what publishers could do about it. I’ve hung out in forums [...]

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