I’m not a scoundrel. I have no desire to visit the darknet and steal someone’s intellectual property. At the same time, it makes no sense to me that my friend in Australia can buy a book by a Canadian author for $7 cheaper than I can only because the publishers have negotiated Agency pricing agreements here. In what world does it make sense that I can buy a paper book online from the US and have it shipped to me in Canada, but I cannot legally obtain a digital edition from the same store and download it to my device? And why is a digital copy ever more expensive than the paperback edition?
C’est des histoires comme ça qui me fond penser que l’industrie du livre va répéter les mêmes erreurs que l’industrie de musique.