Anti-Piracy Group Warns of a Problematic Textbook Piracy Culture Among Students * TorrentFreak
peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-01-09
"This week, a Danish court convicted a 26-year-old man for selling pirated digital copies of textbooks. The seller received a suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay damages. While this incident has been dealt with, anti-piracy group Rights Alliance signals a broader piracy habit among students that has rightsholders worried.
Free access to information is a broadly held ideal, but when students have to pay for their textbooks, it’s far from reality.
Getting a proper education certainly isn’t cheap. As a result, many students have found shortcuts in pirate sites such as Libgen and Z-Library...."