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Is this a pirate site?
#1  lene1949 03-05-2010, 03:05 AM
[Link deleted by moderator]

They say it's a library and based on donations...

I'm curious..

#2  HarryT 03-05-2010, 03:09 AM
It's a pirate site. Been around for years. Link deleted.

#3  lene1949 03-05-2010, 03:12 AM
OK... thanks... They seem to be alive and well...

They do have a notice to the Authors about they contacting them, if they have any problems...

#4  lene1949 03-05-2010, 03:12 AM
I also did try a search on here for them, but found nothing..

#5  HarryT 03-05-2010, 03:27 AM
You wouldn't find anything here at MR, because we have a policy of deleting any references to pirate sites. This particular site is, however, very well known.

#6  lene1949 03-05-2010, 03:33 AM
Quote HarryT
You wouldn't find anything here at MR, because we have a policy of deleting any references to pirate sites. This particular site is, however, very well known.
I thought it might have been... that's why I posed the question...

The thing that caused me to find it legit, was you can only 'borrow 5 book per fortnight' as well as the requests for proof readers... The disclaimer to the authors also made it seem legit...

#7  lene1949 03-05-2010, 03:38 AM
Why not mention the site, so people can get some honest feedback...?

I'm a member of a parrot site, and there are many illegal importers of parrots, and some people think they get a good deal... But these sites are mentioned on the forum.. If you find a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo for sale in America, you can be sure it's been illegally imported.

#8  Iphinome 03-05-2010, 04:31 AM
I would guess that no matter anyone's personal opinions on these things that linking to known pirate sites is just asking for the wrong kind of attention in the form of DMCA takedown notices and other nasty letters from lawyers representing the publisher types but hey the deals sections often links to free books where that have a good 99% chance to be authorized.

#9  PKFFW 03-05-2010, 06:12 AM
I must be completely clueless as I've never even heard of a pirate site masquerading as a library!

#10  Ben Thornton 03-05-2010, 06:25 AM
Quote lene1949
I'm a member of a parrot site
When I first read this, I thought this was a euphemism - i.e. that you meant you were downloading parrot copies of ebooks.

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