Piracy: “Publishers Will Drop Authors if ‘Digital Libraries’ Continue, Chocolat Writer Warns”
From The Telegraph (UK):
The rise of “digital libraries” will see authors ditched by their publishers, the novelist Joanne Harris has claimed.
The warning comes amid the growing popularity of sites such as the eBook Bike website, which allows readers to download titles for free.
Travis McCrea, owner of eBook Bike, is a Vancouver-based businessman who publishes hundreds of books for readers to access online in what he describes as a “digital library”.
But authors claim that many of the books available on his site have been put up without their consent – breaching copyright and depriving them of income from their work.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.