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Tablet computers and e-readers seem to be crossing the line from niche gadgets owned by rich early adopters to the mainstream.
More than one in four adults in the U.S now owns one or the other, after a surge driven by cheaper tablets such as Amazon's Kindle Fire.
The survey found that 29 per cent of U.S adults now own either an iPad-style tablet computer or an e-reader.
The figure has jumped from just 18 per cent in December.
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eBook pirates cash in on Kindle sales boom as thousands turn to rogue sites for cheap downloads Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... OsPw
One example is 77 Shadow Street, the new novel by Dean Koontz. Amazon customers will have to pay £11.96 to pre-order it – but an eBook and audiobook version are already available for free from the pirate site. The rise of the pirate eBook websites coincides with concern among consumers about the high price of legal book downloads. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... oCl2
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
I have never gotten into the e-book scene but you raise a valid point. Piracy could have been prevented if the regulators of these industries would have put proper safeguards in place. Now we have absolute chaos. You won't catch me downloading any copyright material anymore, that's for sure.
They close down one, and another one pops up. There is nothing they can do about it, except charge reasonable prices for the crap they peddle.