The e-Book Test: Do Electronic Versions Deter Piracy?
From David Pogue, NYT Technology Columnist
Well! My goodness!
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how some of the computer books I’ve written wound up getting widely pirated online after I sent electronic PDF versions to readers who claimed to be blind.
That online column set off quite a firestorm. Readers, bloggers and pundits across the spectrum chimed in. Most of them painted me as a tenth-century village idiot.
But upon closer inspection, what looks like universal condemnation turns out to be a cacophony of conflicting lines of reasoning.