Digitize Your Books For No Fun and No Profit

Column by Peter Derk
One brave boy decides he's tired of schlepping boxes of books and takes a crack at going high tech.

How Libraries Acquire Books (Because Most People, Including Digital Piracy Advocates, Don't Seem To Understand This)

Column by Rob Hart October 21, 2015
Some people say there's no difference between pirating a book and getting it from the library. Here's why that's stupid and wrong.

Digital Piracy Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Us, Said No Writer, Ever. 6 Reasons It's a Bigger Threat Than You Think

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard April 29, 2014
Illegal downloads of an author's work are a necessary evil, free PR, and goshdarnit! downright flattering. Meanwhile, somewhere, a pirate is laughing...
New Study “Suggests Creative Industries Don’t Gain From Copyright Enforcement”

New Study “Suggests Creative Industries Don’t Gain From Copyright Enforcement”

News by Dean Fetzer
A new policy brief from the UK’s London School of Economics suggests little is being gained by efforts to enforce copyright — in fact, online piracy “could bring more benefit than harm”.
Pirated eBook Versions of 'Joyland' Appear Online

Pirated eBook Versions of 'Joyland' Appear Online

News by Dean Fetzer June 17, 2013
Only weeks after Stephen King hit the headlines for not releasing an eBook version of his latest, rumours of electronic copies circulating on the Internet have surfaced.
Simon & Schuster to Share Piracy Data

Simon & Schuster to Share Piracy Data with Authors and Agents

News by Christopher Shultz
Utilizing full disclosure as combat tool, the publisher will now make illegal downloading statistics more transparent.

Top 10 Reasons People Use To Justify Pirating Digital Content (And Why They’re Wrong)

Column by Rob Hart August 31, 2012
Pirating is illegal, yet it's become so mainstreamed that people do it without batting an eye. Pirates offer up plenty of reasons for why they do it--but none of those reasons hold water.
Publishers Wage War Against Book Pirates

17 Publishers Join Forces To Wage War Against Book Pirates

News by Rob Hart February 16, 2012
A coalition of 17 publishers shut down two websites based in Ireland for piracy, one of which was offering 400,000 pirated eBooks for free.