Originally Posted by tribble
Hmm, i would think, that ebook piracy is only marginal at the moment.
Are you forgetting all of the users of pda's and cellphones who do a lot of reading on these devices.
The Harry Potter thing is a prime example, one hour after it goes on sale,it starts to show up on the internet and within 24 hours, is widely available in a number of formats for the PC or your pda.
Now this is a rarity for a book to show up this quickly but there are lots of examples of major releases showing up within days of release.
You may not use a pda or cellphone as a reader but there are a lot of people who do and not all of them buy the content they read on said device.
As for finding this illegal content, usually you can stumble upon it without even looking for it.
Even a simple google search for a book title will give you places to find this content.
I think as long as certain books are not available for electronic use or the person already has a paper version of said book, this group of users will be very active.