„Pirates Dilemma“ macht einen Radiohead: zum Download für lau

Matt Mason, dessen Vortrag zu Piracy ich hier auch schonmal hatte und dessen Blog zum Buch ich auch schon lange lese, hat sein Buch konsequent zum Download freigegeben, den Preis legt man selbst fest.

By treating the electronic version of a book as information rather than property, and circulating it as widely as possible, many authors such as Paulo Coelho and Cory Doctorow actually end up selling more copies of the physical version. Pirate copies of The Pirate’s Dilemma are out there online anyway, and they don’t seem to have harmed sales. My guess is they are helping. To be honest, I was flattered that the book got pirated in the first place.