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May 31, 2010

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HuwOS

Apropos of nothing

Here is a link to download an ebook of 15 short stories and novellas from JA Konrath

http://www.bfnsoftware.com/cgi-bin/home/Members/DLTrack/DLTrack.cgi?User=14915&ID=5516&Code=Yj53eZ

Author wants to double check his theory that copyright infringement and/or people getting his stuff for free has little or no negative impact on sales.
He has made this one deliberately available in a manner which is somewhat trackable, to get an idea of how relevant the quantity of freetards are to sales.

His full blogpost here.
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/05/steal-this-ebook.html

Those who argue that copyright infringement is not harmful to artists often argue that it has in fact a promotional or advertising effect and may even help artists profitability in the longer term.
Those who argue that copyright infringement is harmful to sales often dismiss instances of creators deliberately giving their stuff away for free as being one off promotional stunts that prove nothing.

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