Hugene - 10:31 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have a suggestion for authors: how about not allowing your book to become an e-book?
I know, most will say that avoiding the technology won't solve the problem; but still it will slow it down like crazy.
Books that have 300 paper pages are not CD tracks or movie DVDs. It's easy to rip a CD or DVD. It's annoying to scan 300 pages.
Otherwise, there is really absolutely nothing anyone can do. Once a product becomes digital it becomes "free".
Or does it even still exist? Ok, this last question is pushing it, but I have been having this discussion lately: bits make things seem kind of worthless. Ex: personal pictures, videos, they are not as important to people as they used to be. Commercial stuff, even worse, forget it. Only die-hard fans keep paying.