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How to Catch a Book Pirate

Since fall 2008, Magellan Media has monitored pirated copies of O’Reilly Media titles circulating on illegal download sites–releasing some interesting results today at BookExpo America.

GalleyCat caught up with William Johnson, the New York University grad student who actually collected the data–cruising file sharing sites every day since the study began. This video interview contains practical advice for publishers looking to monitor pirated books on file sharing sites.

The company just released its findings as a new report entitled “Impact of P2P and Free Distribution on Book Sales.”

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