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Textbooks, free and illegal, online: Use of pirated works hurting publishers

Date: July 18, 2008
Author: Hiawatha Bray
QUOTE: "We think it's a significant problem," said William Sampson, manager of infringement and antipiracy at Cengage Learning Inc., a reference book publisher in Farmington Hills, Mich. Sampson said that in any given month, 200 to 300 of the company's titles are posted illegally as free Internet downloads. Distributing books for free without permission violates copyright laws and deprives publishers of revenue.

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