Textbook Prices and Piracy

Textbook Prices and Piracy

Students have always railed against the high price of textbooks, but today's students have something generations of others did not: file-sharing technology. As textbook prices continue to rise, more and more students are pirating textbooks...

Students have always railed against the high price of textbooks, but today's students have something generations of others did not: file-sharing technology. As textbook prices continue to rise, more and more students are pirating textbooks online--and American publishers are worried. We discuss the future of textbooks and the issues at stake when copyright law is transported into the digital age.

Guests

Michael Carroll

Visiting Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Board Member, Creative Commons

Ed McCoyd

Head of the Online Piracy Working Group, Association of American Publishers

Peter Sunde

A founder and spokesman for The Pirate Bay (http://thepiratebay.org/)

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