German police searches 50 houses for ebook piracy

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We’ve just posted the following news: German police searches 50 houses for ebook piracy[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/12/9367687811_956ab41116_z-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

The German police has searched about 50 houses in a case against a webshop where pirated ebooks were sold. The website has been taken offline, together with a related weblog.

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#2

According to the lawyer of a person whose house was searched, his client was only a subscriber who didn’t upload any ebook to the site.

Now that shows real skills…NOT. Is that what all their money is spent of pirated ebooks now. This is what I call a :doh: on their part does nothing to stop it. This is akin to wack a mole they will never get rid of it…:rolleyes:


#3

Somehow, I get the feeling ebookspender.me would have distributed the ebooks legally, if the publishers didn’t force ridiculous licences on distributors. Free enterprise that’s actually free would probably cut illegal redistribution down to a small fraction of what it is now. Not only would it provide incentive to follow the law, but it would also act as a good first step to fix some of these large corporations’ damaged reputations. But, I suppose resisting the temptation to use copyright to attack everyone’s freedom is just too logical for the rich and powerful.