Piracy on the Amazon

Eight months ago, Kevin Carson called for a hack of Amazon’s Kindle.

He got his wish this week, just in time for Christmas. (CHT Sheldon Richman.)

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3 Responses to Piracy on the Amazon

  1. Anon73 January 1, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    I thought book writers were already ‘starving’ compared to film-makers, video-game companies, etc; it doesn’t seem like the utilitarian argument has much merit here.

    • Roderick January 1, 2010 at 12:07 am #

      I’m not sure what you mean. Of course they’re ‘starving,’ since most of the money from their copyrights goes to their publishers rather than to them.

      • Anon73 January 1, 2010 at 1:16 am #

        That’s true, I meant in the sense of total revenue of books being substantially less than the other fields.

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