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HarperCollins and Harvard Business School Publishing Will Use Attributor’s Piracy Protection Program

attributor.gifFollowing the release of Attributor’s dramatic report about the state of digital book piracy, HarperCollins and Harvard Business School Publishing have elected to use the piracy prevention company’s FairShare Guardian Service.

As eBookNewser reported, Attributor recently published a report that claimed eBook piracy represents as much as $2.75 billion in losses to the publishing industry–ruling that 10,000 copies of every book published are pirated. The report drew many, many responses.

Here’s more about the Attributor program: “[It] provides publishers with unprecedented 24/7 piracy protection by monitoring more than 35 billion pages, including hosting sites, cyberlockers and link farms, continuously scanning for copies of original works. Once a potential infringing copy is found, the content is verified before takedown notifications are sent and verified.”

Any thoughts? Is this a step in the right direction for piracy prevention?

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