Alex Beam writes about his visit into the piracy world in an article for boston.com. The ease with which Beam and his friend Ben Walker found free ebooks was a bit scary. Also scary was Random House associate general counsel Matthew Martin’s comment about people who’ve spent “$100-plus for e-readers such as the Kindle or Nook”:
“Those are the last people who are going to get involved in piracy,’’ he says.Uh huh. Then who would do it? People without e-Readers?
Beam and Walker had no trouble finding sites offering stolen copies of books. Matthew Martin said, about piracy:
I suppose it’s a growing problem, but it hasn’t yet made a serious impact on our business the way it did on the music businessWhat do you think? Will it become a big problem like it did for music?