With books going online piracy becomes an issue

The debate about free products continues. This time it’s about books. With the prospect of many new reading devices coming to the market and books being published online or scanned the industry is facing a new challenge. Similar to the music industry before the problem of piracy is growing. Article by the New York Times:

“With the new devices in hand, will book buyers avert their eyes from the free copies only a few clicks away that have been uploaded without the copyright holder’s permission? Mindful of what happened to the music industry at a similar transitional juncture, book publishers are about to discover whether their industry is different enough to be spared a similarly dismal fate.”

via Digital Domain – Will Piracy Become a Problem for E-Books? – NYTimes.com.

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