Will Kindle Pirates Float a Book Napster?

By Jason Boog Comment

pirate.gifDigital copies of 85 percent of Swedish bestsellers are already accessible on illegal download sites; and, according to TeleRead, a few experts speculated that book pirates are headed towards the good ship Kindle.

Recently Peter Sunde, one of the creators of the popular download site, Pirate Bay, requested an Amazon Kindle for mysterious purposes. Some worry that the Torrent pioneer has nefarious plans for digital books. One blogger writes:

“I really think we are going to see the napster of books – sooner or later … I personally think that the Kindle edition books are already lower priced. There’s little justification for piracy if you’re getting books at nearly half the price of a print edition.”

Also, keep TeleRead author David Rothman in your thoughts as he recovers.