wheel - 10:32 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Those that wouldn't buy it in the first place most likely never will so nothing is actually lost to those people except they now possess something that doesn't rightfully belong to them.
lol. Says the guy who spends most of his waking life trying to stop people from scraping his site.
If authors want to give their books away for free, they should do so. If they choose not to, and someone else ignores copyright law to reproduce their work without permission, those folks should be punished within the confines of the law. Not just let go with a 'oh well, what can we do" and a shrug.