Originally Posted by hacker
And how do we know that the seller isn't simply turning over the names/credit card numbers of the people who are purchasing it, to JK Rowling's publishers? Its sort of a reverse-phishing scam in action....
That's evil, but wouldn't it constitute entrapment?
Yeah, and if those Luddie fools
of her publishers can wake themselves up to reality, selling DRM ebooks will at least help them capture part of the demand, although there would still be some lost to illegal scans. Better some than nothing at all!
At the very least the offenders can no longer claim that they did the scans because they couldn't get their hands on an official ebook copy.