Originally Posted by Sean Fraley
Really? So you really feel that it's completely implausible for someone to buy the book for $750 then offer to sell copies for $375? Or for three people to agree to chip in $275 apiece and then have two copies made from the original? Sorry buddy, but I've owned way too many pirated copies of software that cost $1000+ for a license to believe that nobody is going to try and make some easy money off of Bobbo's work.
I'm not your buddy.
As for Warez, people who use it would not have paid for it anyway. The fact of the matter is that the B.S. pushed by Biz (I am former programmer) that says all software that is pirated, is money lost. IT'S BULLCRAP.
You didn't pay 1/2 or 1/4 of the price for your software.
To say that people selling "shares" of the book is tantamount to using a key-gen for software; begs the question after that non-sequiter.
Assuming that everyone is a thief because you are, is a bit arrogant.
If he was that concerned about piracy, he would print the book. For $750 per book, he can afford it. Not to mention that the cost of printing would be offset by the higher sales (no piracy). Guess you will tell us how the copiers will be running day and night if it's hardcopied.
Piracy is a red herring.