tangor - 11:06 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
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.
It's annoying only once, to the guy/gal who did it. Once out in digital...
The prosecution part is what's difficult... as in finding out who is doing it (think deep packet inspection and all other kinds of privacy invasion) or who is benefiting (think those idiot websites with carts selling copyrighted, as in STILL IN COPYRIGHT, materials).
But in no way is a freebie of something a creator wants to sell a benefit to the creator.