Let me vent for a while, ladies, if you don’t mind. I spent many months, weeks, days, hours on my work. So, it pains me to no end when I see that readers purchase my book and then post it on illegal forums, even against 17 U.S.C. § 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Why a person would want to first pirate another person’s personal work, then pawn if off for free. Needless to say, I’ve already contacted the FBI and my lawyers. This upsets me very much and provides to me the understanding of that double-edged sword of technology. While I have loved the Kindle, Nook and PDF capabilities, I’m not sure that it’s worth being the victim of other people’s inconsiderate and costly behavior.
I just finished a great article on the CNN site about this kind of horrid effects of e-book piracy. I’m inclined to agree. If you’d like to read it, check it out. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/01/ebook.piracy/index.html.
What are your thoughts? Have any of you ever experienced this with your own work or have you ever pirated?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.