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News

This year, US customers have begun using online movie services, either via download or streaming, in greater numbers that physical media in the form of DVDs or Blurays. According to Screen Digest’s analysis, US audience members consumed 1.4 billion units of online movies in 2011. That is expected to reach 3.4 billion units in 2012. Views of physical movie discs, including retail sales and rentals of VHS, DVD and Blu-ray discs, will drop from 2.6 billion units in 2011 to 2.4 billion units in 2012.eMarketer

A graduated-response program is supposed to begin with the ISPs sending a series of letters to customers who are flagged for allegedly downloading pirated songs or films. The letters will endeavor to educate the accused that downloading unauthorized content is illegal. The ISPs will then gradually begin ratcheting up the pressure for those who are alleged to have committed multiple piracy infractions”

Note the word “alleged”. The ISP will not have to prove that you did anything wrong, only that you are alleged to be a perpetrator. CNET

The deal is sweet enough that I would like to sign up. Only I can’t because I don’t have a compatible device. AllThingsD

 

Deals

I did not make these deals so don’t blame me for the fact that your wallet is going to be hurting or your credit card flames out. Blame Avon and HarperCollins.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

14 Comments

  1. Kaylea Cross
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 10:02:52

    Hey, anytime you want to lighten my wallet with deals on LMR and Elizabeth Lowell books, you go right ahead. Thanks for the links!

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  2. Gwen Hayes
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 10:18:37

    Dare to Die is 7.99 at Amazon. I guess we missed free window.

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  3. Lisa J
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 10:59:50

    @Gwen Hayes: It’s still free at Kobo.

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  4. erinf1
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 12:31:57

    LOL… thanks for the post!!! And as a mindless consumer that I am, I just spend the last 10 mins. clicking on all of them.

    I didn’t do too bad. Most of these I already had so I’m not feeling like the wallet is too much lighter :)

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  5. library addict
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 12:57:47

    I love ebooks for the digital format. And I have watched a tv show or two on-line. But I much prefer to buy DVDs. When I buy a film it’s with the idea I will watch it more than once.

    Scary to think they can just cut off one’s access to the internet without proof of wrong doing. But I am curious why only the end user is being targeted. Why don’t the ISPs go after the folks who allegedly upload the pirated content?

    Congrats to the DABWAHA winners.

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  6. Sunita
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 13:30:21

    I love all the baseball books, just in time for opening day! I haven’t read Posnanski’s but I think he’s a terrific writer for the most part. I used to read him when he was on the sports desk at the KC Star.

    I went to buy the Steve Kluger book (I’ll read anything he writes) but Amazon has it pulled (temporarily I hope) because of some glitch. Fingers crossed they get it back.

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  7. Janine
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 14:05:15

    Congrats to all the winners of DABWAHA! I had a great time this year even though I ended up tied for #132 (my 83% picked was pretty good though). But way to go Jia, who is at #6!

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  8. Susan
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 17:25:55

    Whew!

    FYI–My Lady’s Guardian by Gayle Callen is now $5.99 from Amazon.

    The weird thing is still going on w/ the Steve Kluger book on Amazon. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a notice like that.

    There’s actually a different Amazon listing for Reckless (Andrew Gross) that’s $.99. I hate it when they have separate listings; when you check on the regular one later, it’ll look as if you haven’t already bought the book. (Not that I ever forget books that I’ve bought!)

    Thanks for the Sujata Massey links!

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  9. SAO
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 00:34:16

    I imagine a huge percentage of the pirated material is on servers overseas, so US law can’t reach them. Not only do you have the criminal pirates, but according to a presentation that either DA or SBTB posted on some book conference, most universities in third world countries have vast libraries of pirated material because their students can’t afford text books. (And always have had, before they were produced by Xerox machines). Countries where university student rely on pirated texts to get an education are not going to work that hard at eliminating piracy. Further, while raids are easy and show the US that the country cares, and are therefore conducted every now and then; trials are expensive and protecting foreign authors’ rights not a priority of where these not-wealthy countries want to spend their justice systems’ money.

    It would be no surprise to learn that there are equally large on-line communities pirating fiction books that aren’t available for sale. People providing a public service for their fellow countrymen who want to read English books aren’t going to gate their servers to prevent readers from countries where the books are readily available and affordable from downloading them.

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  10. Sirius
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 20:40:39

    @Sunita: So I finally had time to look through the deals and it looks like the book is there for $1.99. The unupdated book is excellent IMO, so I guess I am going to get the kindle one for such great price.

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  11. Sirius
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 20:42:58

    Correction – my bad, still unavailable, sorry.

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  12. Sunita
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 20:50:33

    Oh, excellent! Thanks for the heads-up. That’s the Steve Kluger book, for those who got the same message I did the other day.

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  13. Sunita
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 20:51:58

    Oops, I just looked and thought it was fixed too. But when you click through, same stupid message. Oh well.

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  14. Sirius
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 21:03:47

    @Sunita: Yeah, I am guessing there is an issue with kindle edition big enough that amazon pulled the book temporarily – just would be annoying if it comes back fully priced without people given a chance to get the book at a deal price. I had an issue once with paperback edition of another book, which had covers of the book I ordered but totally different book was inside of those covers, I returned, let them know and that same message was blinking there. Sunita, I am sure you have read his ‘Almost like being in love’? If not, I cant recommend it highly enough.

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