As others have said, MobileRead isn't the best place for your post because, with some exceptions, the people here are pretty quick to pick up on copyright related issues.
The angry mob you really need to convince are the ones that your post (succinct and informative though it is) won't be able to. The authors are mad about anyone that can read their books without paying, even if it results in more people overall buying their books. These are people that will swear up a storm whenever they see used copies of their books up for sale on eBay. These are people that will scream "piracy" because they want to believe its piracy, not because they have a legitimate understanding of copyright law.
This is a real travesty, but isn't too surprising. It's just too bad ignorance managed to trump what looked to be an interesting service.
Last edited by Ninjalawyer; 08-08-2012 at 04:06 PM.