Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Friday, January 6, 2012

E-Book Piracy on the Rise

There has been a recent report that E-book piracy is on the rise especially with the increased sales of e-readers and tablets.  Publishers in the UK issued 115,000 warnings to illegal file sharing websites in 2011, up from 50,000 in 2010, according to the story.  It is believed that illegal downloads account for up to one in five e-books downloaded.  Publishers are trying to work with search engines like Google to reduce the prominence of these sites.

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