eBook reader technology is making it easier to obtain and distribute copyrighted material on the web for free, reports the New York Times. That sounds familiar to filmmakers and musicians who've fought a similar battle, with varying degrees of success, over the last decade. But to authors and their publishers in the age of Kindle, it's new and frightening territory. Some publishers say the problem has ballooned in recent months as an expanding appetite for eBooks has spawned a bumper crop of pirated editions on web sites like Scribd and Wattpad, and on file-sharing services like RapidShare and MediaFire. John...

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