Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bootleg Textbooks

Randall Stross writes today in the Business Section of the New York Times about bootleg or "pirate" versions of college textbooks being downloaded from websites such as PirateBay. Professor Stross seems to almost endorse the practice, and appears to provide all of his own course materials online at San Jose State University.

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At 10:37 AM , Blogger george.w said...

SO difficult to be sympathetic to the textbook industry, which makes minor changes so students have to buy this year's edition, resulting in tons of dough for the publisher but a pittance for the author(s).

Their distribution model is tied to old technology. Small wonder students are maneuvering around it.

 
At 1:33 PM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

Students do get an allowance to purchase books in Georgia under our "Hope" scholarship. Unfortunately, however, it is only enough to buy one or two books at current prices. Since the allowance must be used at university bookstores, students cannot buy used or "bootleg" textbooks with their Hope money.

 
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