Piracy — Or just the end of an era?
Nice piece on ebook piracy by Mark Pilgrim. The focus is on technical books, so the following is key:
So is piracy really the problem? Is it even a problem? David has provided no evidence that his book is, in fact, wildly pirated. It’s not even available yet from dedicated pirate sites. But the larger, more disturbing question is this: who bothers to steal books these days when you can go to Stack Overflow or a web forum or, yes, even Google, type a question, and get an answer?
(via Daring Fireball)