Aspire to become the victim of piracy (via @TWLuedke)

A brief article from Travis Luedker was reposted into my twitter feed today, in which he relates his attitude towards the casual piracy of (his) ebooks. It's always a divisive topic, and many comment threads are devoted to the to and fro of opinions in this field. Disclaimer: I don't like piracy, but I believe it is a market response to pricing and availability (including DRM), and that it is impossible to affect by any other means. This means that I am inclined to agree with Travis here:

To be pirated is a compliment, I have succeeded in catching the pirate's attention.  He wouldn't steal my ebook if it wasn't valuable.  At least he knows I exist.

Perhaps he even read my novel ... that would make me happy :)

The original is here: http://thenightlifeseries.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/aspire-to-become-victim-of-piracy.html