Demaestro - 7:48 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
The questions that need answering to shed light on this are:
1) Of the people downloading e-books for free how much on average did they spend before they started downloading?
2) Of the same people downloading e-books for free how much on average did they spend after they started downloading?
3) What were sales of the book before it became available on torrent sites?
4) What were sales of the book after it became available on torrent sites?
I am guessing here but I think you would see that the answer to #1 and #2 is, almost nothing.... still guessing I would bet that the answer to #3 and #4 would be almost indistinguishable from each other.
They want things for free and they want them now.
The internet is going to be regulated soon enough. There's just too much money at stake to let this continue to go on. For every bug you squash, two appear in their place.
Ironic post coming from someone who admits to downloading music for free off of YouTube instead of buying it.