January 22, 2010

Blog Post: Recent Study Emphasizes Need for Anticipated IP Strategy

Online piracy represents ten percent of all U.S. books downloaded from the Internet, accounting for potential revenue losses to publishers of $2.75 – 3 billion according to a new study. These stunning numbers and other findings are included in Attributor’s U.S. Book Anti-Piracy Research Findings.

So what, you ask? It’s simple: this alarming statistic means that many peoples’ jobs and livelihoods are eaten away by the online theft of copyrighted materials. And we’re not only talking about the jobs of well known authors such as John Grisham or Stephen King, but the people who work behind the scenes—editors, printers, administrative assistants, and so on. Read more…

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