Pirated Ebooks Downloaded in 2011

At the end of 2011, an estimated 20 percent of all ebooks downloaded on to ereaders were believed to have been pirated.

In the United Kingdom, the Publishers Associated issued 115,000 legal notices to websites who were offering free pirated copies of books, an increase of 130 percent from the number of notices sent out in 2010.

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Source: Sean Poulter, “Online pirates threaten Kindle profits as thousands turn to sites to download free eBooks,” Daily Mail, January 1, 2012.