Waterstone’s halts overseas ebook sales
The BookSeller had this interesting story this morning:
Waterstone’s has stopped selling e-books to customers outside of the UK and Ireland in order to comply with the legal demands of publishers regarding the territories into which it can sell digital titles.
I hope publishers realize that they’re encouraging piracy here. When you make it impossible to buy an ebook, do you really expect them to do without? I don’t, nor do I blame the pirate. When there’s no other option, (noncommercial) piracy stops being unethical.