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Article:
  Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   Amen and hallelujah
Date:   2002-12-13 08:27:16
From:   everdarkliz
As an electronically published author I am constantly responding to questions about security and potential copyright infringement. Those for whom ebooks are a foreign concept are always shocked when I tell them I don't lose a moment's sleep worrying someone will pirate copies of my novels--for all the reasons listed in this article.


I think anyone capable of logical thought understands that the RIAA/APA/MPAA's campaign isn't about piracy or protecting the rights of artists. It's about money and power and control. Ask any midlist author who didn't sell the requisite 50,000 copies of his or her first novel and now can't get any of the major houses to even acknowledge their existence.