Monthly Archives: January 2012

Online pirates turn to ebooks

I made the front page on New Year’s Day (well, the bottom of the front page!) with this joint investigation into e-book piracy.

It’s easy to track down major books before they are even released, available for free on the internet, with only Google as a tool – as we proved.

Publishers hope that Google will bring in a new policy to demote these sites in the search results, to make finding the illegal files that bit harder. But it’s a problem that dogs music and film as well as publishing.

Full text is on the Sunday Times website here, or after the fold.

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