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Scribd: Partnering With Publishers, Profiting From Piracy

Posted at 6:30PM Friday 10 Jan 2014

Responding to a blog post on Writer Beware, the writer's support website, Scribd v-p of content acquisition Andrew Weinstein both acknowledged the on-going problem of pirated content on Scribd while also outlining the company's efforts to address and prevent unauthorized uploads. The blog post by Michael Capobianco focused on Scribd's new subscription e-book service and accused the site of using pirated material as "subscription bait" to attract traffic.

As suggested in the comments to the PW article by David Wilson: Why is it so hard to ask for proof of the right to upload prior to uploading? - Right On


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