Sunday, July 16, 2006

Following the pirates

Author John Battelle discovered that pirated copies of his book The Search are on sale in Mumbai (Bombay) airport. His reaction?

Do I care about the piracy? No. No, no no. I care that someone in Mumbai cared enough to rip it off, and that someone there might be reading my stuff. That is just cool. Commercial markets always follow the free, or, well, the pirates in this case. Always.

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