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FBI Shuts Down HTMLComics (And Why a True Digital Library Would Be More Effective)

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Acting on the urging of a coalition of comic book publishers, the FBI has shut down pirate comic book site Htmlcomics.com. Among internet pirate fans, Htmlcomics was especially notorious; the site offered 6,630,021 pages of more than 5,700 scanned comics, which were available for unrestricted reading. The quality of some of the older books such as "Act

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Escapist Friction: Wait to Pirate Comics Until After I Buy an iPad, Please

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Screen captures, man. Aren't they just the dickens? According to an article by Comic Book Resources' JK Parkin, Apple's iPad makes the rascally practice of capturing images easy and it could possibly help streamline digital piracy for those with the inclination to do so.

It's good information for readers and publishers to have, but the tech isn't inherently

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Open Mic: If Pirating eBooks of Previously Purchased Hardcovers is Ethical, What About Digital Comics?

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When it comes to the issue of digital piracy, the comics crowd can seem to be relatively...unengaged. There are vocal opponents, sure, but it's mostly a culture inhabited by some quiet supporters and apathetics, if you will, who seemingly circumvent anything resembling an ethical dilemma by buying/pirating comics on whims of convenience

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Infamous Comics Scanner Calls Pirating Quits

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Following the sale of The Pirate Bay earlier this week, comic book piracy continues to pillage the news. It seems one of the more prominent members of the comic book scanning community, the Demonoid user known as "Arch

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