Have you ever read a pirated book or been affected by piracy? Share your stories

We’d like to hear from people who have downloaded books illegally and those affected by book piracyAccording to the Intellectual Property Office’s latest study of online copyright infringement, 17% of ebooks read online are now pirated – around 4m books. While stereotypes persist that young people are the main perpetrators of piracy, Stephen Lotinga at the Publishers Association says their research shows that ebook pirates “tend to be from better-off socio-economic groups, and to be aged between 31 and 50-something. It’s not the people who can’t afford books. It’s not teenagers in their rooms.” Related: 'We're told to be grateful we even have readers': pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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