Publishers Fight Back Against Schoolbook Piracy

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Publishers are rooting for the change. Digital course materials are easier to update than printed textbooks, and the proprietary interactive technology will make these versions more difficult to pirate or resell. Traditionally, new textbooks are sold to only about half the students in a class. Under the new model, every student will pay for an access code.

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No pirate can change that, says Hildebrand. "It's just where the world is going."

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ethicalfan
ethicalfan

61% of all US internet upload traffic is used to illegally distribute music, movies, TV shows, software, video games and ebooks. ALL of those valuable US industries are in decline as a result.  Why does this persist?  Because US ISPs do not follow the law (17 USC 512 (i)) and terminate repeat infringers.

 
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