Originally Posted by TadW
In other words, could piracy help e-books to become more mainstream, similar to the recent transition of MP3s?
Hmm, i would think, that ebook piracy is only marginal at the moment. Since no real ebook readers are available to the public, there is no demand for electronic books, but with a few geeky people. (And people, who spend 650 Euros on an ebook reader are probably willing to spend a few bucks on books
When readers become more popular and schools start using them, then it might become an issue.
I just hope, that publishers and authors will be smarter about DRM than the rest of the world, and just get rid of it. I bet its easier, to sell an ebook for a reasonable price (at least cut the complete print and most of the distribution cost) than spend so much money on DRM, and then have noone left to buy the books.