An online brand protection firm conducted an investigation into the availability of textbooks as pirated copies on the Internet. Netnames investigated 50 popular textbooks that are used by students in the United Kingdom. Based on their findings, up to 76 percent of the titles were available as free pirated e-books.
The most pirated textbooks were in the science and engineering fields of study.
Source: Chi Chi Izundu, “Students ‘worst’ at e-book piracy, says data monitor,” BBC News, Newsbeat, October 17, 2013.