rom Jeff Tucker on the Mises Blog:
Information vs. The State
October 14, 2010 by Jeffrey Tucker
Several publishers have told me that there is a massive debate inside their management structures concerning book “piracy” (I hate that term because it means stealing and copying isn’t theft). Some favor Crackdown and will stop at nothing. Others are realizing that it is mistake for a business to regard a peaceful customer as the enemy much less alienate future peaceful customers. In any case, Lew sent me this fascinating article: Your Time is Up, Publishers; Book Piracy is About to Arrive on a Massive Scale. It is all true. What this article does not address is the most ridiculous sector of all: textbooks and academic book publishers. Don’t get me started.