Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bookshops: challenge to web pirates

Harry PotterNo longer just digital music or movies these days are on file exchanges on the Internet piracy, but also more and more books. Much to the displeasure of the booksellers are best-selling book a la "Harry Potter" a million times in the network illegally copied.

On the other hand, now runs the Association of German Publishers and Booksellers storm and wants the Internet to combat pirates.

"We do not want the users to proceed, but against the illegal sharing," says the CEO of the Association of German Publishers and Booksellers, Alexander Skipis, in the Financial Times Deutschland ".

However: The book also benefited significantly from the Web - the industry recorded in Germany, finally, enormous growth in web commerce. Up to one billion euros, trading in the network's total contribution of the industry now. For comparison, approximately five billion euros in stationary trade income.

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