Wednesday 21 April 2010

What is the book pirate’s motive

Many books are now available for free online, as are movies. In most cases, these are not legal copies. So why do people upload them for complete strangers to download? Why break the law for people who you will never know and who will not even thank you? 

1 comment:

Arya Chatterjee said...

Its quid pro quo. I befitted at one point from a book someone uploaded, so I will upload a book. He broke the law to stick it to the man, and I will follow the example of this "hacker" and stick it to the man myself. This is the origin of all such illegal sharing - music, books, software.