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Old 09-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by crich70 View Post
Ah, but how many of those authors want their books to languish in obscurity? I'm not lobbying for or against what Goggle has or might have done, just posing the questions.
Actually, many think that their book languishes in obscurity (i.e. doesn't sale well) because of piracy. They think if it wasn't for those blamed pirates, their book would be a NYT bestseller. They simply can't accept that their book is mediocre or at best, a well written book that no one is particularly interested in.

I saw the same attitude about software back in the 80's. A fellow that I knew was positive the reason that his $500 UNIX shell wasn't raking in the buck was because everyone was pirating it.
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