Originally Posted by HarryT
I am not sure that there is any evidence to support that claim. If I consider that the price of an eBook is too high, I simply don't buy it - there are plenty more books out there. I would never consider "pirating" a book.
Not everybody has the same scruples with respect to piracy.
I can't say that I have evidence to support the claim you quote, but it's a general impression that I have based on my interactions with people around me and on the web.