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Old 05-18-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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E-books drive older women to digital piracy

According to a new Digital Entertainment Survey, one in eight women over thirty five who own an ereading device have downloaded pirated ebooks.

"The picture across the entire e-reader and tablet markets is even more troubling for the publishing industry. Some 29 per cent of e-reader owners of both genders and all ages admit piracy. For tablets the figure rises to 36 per cent."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...al-piracy.html
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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According to a new Digital Entertainment Survey, one in eight women over thirty five who own an ereading device have downloaded pirated ebooks.
The question not addressed: how many of them have downloaded ebooks that have a legit version available in their area?

Pirating the Harry Potter books is not damaging anyone's sales, because there are no digital versions to buy.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
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It's hardly surprising, given the format wars and the geographical restrictions.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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I haven't downloaded any pirated e-books but e-books can be expensive. I expect the numbers of "older women" pirating e-books to increase, especially as e-readers become even more popular and common place. Plus, I imagine it's easy to do. The publishing industry, like the record industry, is fighting a losing battle.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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Those elderly 35-year-olds are representatives of the first generation to come of age in the era of fairly universal home computing. And the ones who have ebook readers can be reasonably be thought to be heavily weighted to the tech early adopters. Those rickety old 35-year-olds have probably been downloading pirated content since their teens.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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Those elderly 35-year-olds are representatives of the first generation to come of age in the era of fairly universal home computing. And the ones who have ebook readers can be reasonably be thought to be heavily weighted to the tech early adopters. Those rickety old 35-year-olds have probably been downloading pirated content since their teens.
Exactly. I'm 30, and Napster was at it's peak during my senior year of high school.
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I especially liked the article that used "grannies" in the headline - "grannies"? Seriously?
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:39 PM   #9
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #11
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The question not addressed: how many of them have downloaded ebooks that have a legit version available in their area?


I just posted the article; I didn't write it.
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