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Old 06-09-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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illicit ebook store (???)

I was looking to see about getting an EBook version of a technical reference (Microsoft Log Parser Toolkit, if you're interested) and came across this online store.

Other locations like Amazon.com want $25 - $30 for the book, this location is selling it for $3 (PDF). You have to purchase a total of $10 worth of books (most are $1, or $3) to complete a purchase.

I'm not interested in pirated ebooks or having my credit card abused after a purchase, and I'm basically paranoid...anyone have experience with the seller?
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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It's almost certainly a pirate site.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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The IIPA (International Intellectual Property Alliance) says:
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"Publishers report continuing problems with Internet piracy affecting academic and professional textbooks and reference books. In particular, a family of sites – including [site], [site] and ebooknetstore – continues to decimate the market for academic and professional materials. ... Takedown notices have gone unheeded (notable non-compliant ISPs include: relcom.ru, agava.ru and delfan.net). IIPA urges immediate action against the operators of illegal sites, in particular, these mentioned sites."
(I had to adjust the wording a little bit so as to not create a link to any of the pirated sites...)

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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sorry can't figger how to delete this message so just ignore!

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:49 PM   #5
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Um, I thought that this Forum was not moderated? The first message in the thread says that ther is a link in the message to a questionable site. But the link has been removed. I absolutely agree that if the link was there and it led to a pirate site it should have been removed. But who removed it? I just feel (based on some years in the business of Forums) that if people are given moderation powers the members should know who has those powers?
The mod team can easily be identified by their names in green colour next to each of their posts. Nate the great is a mod ; so am I.

What gave you the impression this forum was not moderated ?
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #6
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sorry Zelda. For some reason thought I was on the Amazon forums then saw where I was and deleted the messsage (OK deleted the content as I could not figure how to erase the whole message). It was up for maybe 90 seconds, sorry it garnered a reply!!!
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies...that is what I thought, but didn't want to pass up a site with good pricing if it was legit...placed my order with a legit seller.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:16 AM   #8
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Not sure why anyone would pay $3 for a pirated ebook when they could get the same pirated ebook just as easily for free.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #9
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sorry Zelda. For some reason thought I was on the Amazon forums then saw where I was and deleted the messsage (OK deleted the content as I could not figure how to erase the whole message). It was up for maybe 90 seconds, sorry it garnered a reply!!!
ha, that exlains it. no worries.
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