RapidShare ordered to remove pirated e-books

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#1

Amazon has recently been forced to raise e-book prices by several book publishers…

Like for recordable media… They take for granted that everyone buying recordable media is a pirate :Z

btw, I personally still prefer the real books, with real paper :wink:


#2

RapidShare ordered to remove pirated e-books.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/02/py0GbP.jpg[/newsimage]File-hosting company RapidShare has now received a court injunction from several book publishers looking to crack down on e-book piracy.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/rapidshare-ordered-to-crackdown-on-book-pirates-26483/](http://www.myce.com/news/rapidshare-ordered-to-crackdown-on-book-pirates-26483/)


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#3

Why would anyone pay these prices for a reader and and e-book?
I’ll take the go anywhere version that does not require a reader, i.e.
a real paper book.


#4

I agree. Of course an e-book device is a lot handier to carry than several books, but at least if you leave a book behind on a bus, at a café, etc. the most you’re out of pocket of is the book or two left behind. If you leave an e-book behind, that could be your entire collection lost!

Another advantage with physical books: Sharing a physical book is as simple as handing it to a friend for a while. Sharing an e-book is not only more complicated (especially those crippled with DRM), but the publishers see you as a pirate.