Pirating books! Stealing is stealing, no matter how you do it.
As an independent author, I am reminded of garage bands in the sixties through the eighties, strumming and banging away…hoping to be that next great band.
That was all before internet.
That was before you could download any song out there on your computer.
Musicians went through an angry phase, where they seriously resented the pirating and file sharing of music. There were lawsuits all over the place. Napster, developed by John and Shawn Fanning, released initially in 1999, in particular, became the target of a serious lawsuit. The downloading of MP3s was credited for ushering in the downfall of the album era. The bottom line is: NO royalties were ever paid the artists.
Along with the accusations that Napster was hurting the sales of the record industry, there were those…
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