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 [...]

Morning Roundup: Macmillan Splits Children’s Book Division, Moby’s Okay With Torrenting His Album and more

By libertyc
November 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Macmillan Imprints to Establish Age-Related Book Divisions (GoodeReader) Macmillan Children’s Books has made a move that is both brilliant and very telling of the state of the publishing industry. By splitting its children’s books division into two separate imprints based on the age demographic [...]

Trader Joe's vs. Pirate Joe's

By libertyc
August 28, 2013 // 4 Comments

Techdirt is one of many who have been covering the curious tale of Pirate Joe—aka Michael Hallatt, a Vancouver entrepreneur who has set up a store in which he sells, at a markup, products he purchases at the Trader Joe’s chain on the American side of the border. Hallatt claims he is doing [...]

DBW 2013: Piracy Does Harm Sales

By libertyc
January 16, 2013 // 13 Comments

Digital Book World just published a report that piracy does harm sales and backed it up with a list of 25 studies that prove the point. Okay, splashy headline. You can agree or disagree with it, your choice. What I found interesting were the recommendations to publishers: 1. Make content available [...]

BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Affect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds

By Paul Biba
February 10, 2012 // 9 Comments

From TorrentFreak.  More in the article. With their unconditional support for SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, Hollywood is pressing hard for new legislation to curb piracy. The studios want ‘rogue’ websites to be censored and are calling on Google and Internet providers to take responsibility. However, a [...]

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