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Old 03-05-2010, 03:05 AM   #1
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Is this a pirate site?

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They say it's a library and based on donations...

I'm curious..

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It's a pirate site. Been around for years. Link deleted.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:12 AM   #3
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OK... thanks... They seem to be alive and well...

They do have a notice to the Authors about they contacting them, if they have any problems...
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I also did try a search on here for them, but found nothing..
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:27 AM   #5
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You wouldn't find anything here at MR, because we have a policy of deleting any references to pirate sites. This particular site is, however, very well known.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:33 AM   #6
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You wouldn't find anything here at MR, because we have a policy of deleting any references to pirate sites. This particular site is, however, very well known.
I thought it might have been... that's why I posed the question...

The thing that caused me to find it legit, was you can only 'borrow 5 book per fortnight' as well as the requests for proof readers... The disclaimer to the authors also made it seem legit...
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Why not mention the site, so people can get some honest feedback...?

I'm a member of a parrot site, and there are many illegal importers of parrots, and some people think they get a good deal... But these sites are mentioned on the forum.. If you find a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo for sale in America, you can be sure it's been illegally imported.
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I would guess that no matter anyone's personal opinions on these things that linking to known pirate sites is just asking for the wrong kind of attention in the form of DMCA takedown notices and other nasty letters from lawyers representing the publisher types but hey the deals sections often links to free books where that have a good 99% chance to be authorized.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:12 AM   #9
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I must be completely clueless as I've never even heard of a pirate site masquerading as a library!
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When I first read this, I thought this was a euphemism - i.e. that you meant you were downloading parrot copies of ebooks.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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When I first read this, I thought this was a euphemism - i.e. that you meant you were downloading parrot copies of ebooks.
Is that related to Audio Books on Parrot?

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I would guess that no matter anyone's personal opinions on these things that linking to known pirate sites is just asking for the wrong kind of attention in the form of DMCA takedown notices and other nasty letters from lawyers representing the publisher types but hey the deals sections often links to free books where that have a good 99% chance to be authorized.
Mentioning the name and linking to it are completely different things. I can understand not wanting links, don't know why they won't let people say what the site is so that the rest of us know what they're talking about.
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I must be completely clueless as I've never even heard of a pirate site masquerading as a library!
Me neither, assuming it actually is a pirate site.
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