According to a CNN article, in less than 24 hours following the September 2009 release of Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel The Lost Symbol, pirated versions were discovered on file sharing sites, such as RapidShare and BitTorrent. Within days, the book had been illegally downloaded more than 100,000 times. As of late October 2009, 166 illicit copies of The Lost Symbol were available on 11 sites. Dan Brown’s novel is hardly the only fiction bestseller targeted by pirates. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books were reportedly the most downloaded fiction books on BitTorrent in 2009, being downloaded somewhere between 100,000 and 250,000 times. While... Read More


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With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More