Originally Posted by fjtorres
I don't deny it is trivially easy.
(And, of course, in certain countries "piracy" is part of the mainstream culture.)
But, is *ebook* "piracy" really that prevalent in the countries mounting these internal dragnets?
Not sure about the statistics in Western cultures; it's why I referred to the Internet rather than to specific countries.
On the Internet, it's relatively easy to see how "free" e-books have gained popularity... whether you look at torrents, newsgroups, or IRC - the volume of available e-books of all kinds has increased substantially over the past few years.