The Millions website has an interesting piece about book piracy plus an interview with someone who makes ebook files illegally and shares them across BitTorrent. According to the piece, book piracy now carves out $3 billion a year in potential revenue via file sharing, and this figure is bound to go up with the release of more pop readers like the iPad.

My favorite part is where the pirate spends up to 40 hours proofreading the OCR files. Fastidious.

Link to the article/interview.

Funny comments about the iPad.