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Old 09-02-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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The 10 Most Pirated eBooks of 2009

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Here’s an overview of the 10 most downloaded books on BitTorrent this year. The list shows us that illicit book downloads are not yet threatening the best selling authors you’ll find in the New York Times list.

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1. Kamasutra

2. Adobe Photoshop Secrets

3. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex

4. The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

5. Solar House – A Guide for the Solar Designer

6. Before Pornography – Erotic Writing In Early Modern England

7. Twilight – Complete Series

8. How To Get Anyone To Say YES – The Science Of Influence

9. Nude Photography – The Art And The Craft

10. Fix It – How To Do All Those Little Repair Jobs Around The Home
http://freakbits.com/the-10-most-pir...s-of-2009-0831
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #2
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Wow, that list is really sad.
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What a strange list. I'm at a loss.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:41 AM   #4
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Harry Potter does not appear there at all. But yes, I agree it is a very very sad list and says little for pirates sense of taste.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:42 AM   #5
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What a strange list. I'm at a loss.
Isn't it though? Amazing to see that the only "Bestseller" on there is the Twilight series. And to find "The complete Idiots guide to sex" the third most downloaded book makes you seriously wonder about the state of humanity.

But then, you just have to go into Smashwords and look at the top 100 there.... 90% or so is "Erotic novels"
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:43 AM   #6
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Harry Potter does not appear there at all. But yes, I agree it is a very very sad list and says little for pirates sense of taste.
Has nothing to do with pirates or piracy, as I wrote earlier, check out smashwords top 100 ...
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:48 AM   #7
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Forgive me for asking, but how do you know that these books are "Pirated"? There are innumerable public domain versions of the "Kama Sutra".
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:49 AM   #8
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Has nothing to do with pirates or piracy, as I wrote earlier, check out smashwords top 100 ...
That Smashwords Style Guide must be filled with some pretty filthy stuff...
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Perhaps we should take the list as a good sign that people who are reading ebooks are buying them not pirating them. Good argument for reducing DRM restrictions?

Though I must admit I am surprised that Harry Potter is not on the list.


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Old 09-02-2009, 06:50 AM   #10
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Forgive me for asking, but how do you know that these books are "Pirated"? There are innumerable public domain versions of the "Kama Sutra".
It must be an illustrated version.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:55 AM   #11
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There are lots of free illustrated versions. Do a Google search for "kama sutra illustrated".
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Did they examine one torrent site and make this rather odd list? Or is this representative for all ebook traffic on bittorrent everywhere? (I sincerely doubt it)

What of the other illicit channels, like newsgroups (alt.binaries.ebooks and related), and other p2p software/protocols?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:46 AM   #13
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Did they examine one torrent site and make this rather odd list? Or is this representative for all ebook traffic on bittorrent everywhere? (I sincerely doubt it)

What of the other illicit channels, like newsgroups (alt.binaries.ebooks and related), and other p2p software/protocols?
Nah, is just from one tracker, so it isn't really representative.
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A lot of people download eBooks via bittorrent and don't ever read them.
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