Out-Law News | 21 Dec 2000 | 11:00 pm |
The piracy gives the publishing industry similar problems to those experienced by the recording industry through the rise of on-line file-swapping services.
Two main methods were used in copying the books onto the web. The most common method is to have traditional print books scanned and converted into an electronic format. The other option is to offer “cracked” copies, where the copyright protection mechanism in e-books is disabled.
Envisional recently developed search technology which tracks down illegally copied material such as this on the internet. Its Automated Anti-Piracy System (AAPS) claims to find infringing material on the web and alerts the owners