The piracy of ebooks and audiobooks is one of the most debated issues in publishing. Whether people are discussing ways to combat piracy, or whether it's even an issue worth our concern, the fact of the matter is that there are people stealing books.
In this month's podcast, we attempt to get inside the mind of a pirate to figure out what anti-piracy strategies are most effective. We also offer other (legal!) ways of getting free books and talk with Canadian publisher ECW about how the industry is (or isn't) fighting back against book theft.
The full videos of the Tech Forum presentations mentioned in the podcast are linked below:
- State of the Publishing Nation – Tech Forum 2018
- Blockchain and Building the Future of Information Management and Sharing – Tech Forum 2018
- Beyond Good and Evil: The nuts and bolts of DRM – Tech Forum 2017
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