Aileen Sheedy | 17 Oct 15:27 2011
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Neil Gaiman on Piracy + 4chan Graphic Novel Piracy

While I was doing the reading for today, I thought of this video in which Neil Gaiman explains that piracy actually helps book sales:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qkyt1wXNlI.

Also, a story I followed a while ago about an indie comic, "Underground," which is being given away for free after one of the creators had a discussion with people who were posting scans on 4chan:
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/10/19/underground-artist-steve-lieber-wins-over-4chan-with-love-and/
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/10/22/underground-4chan-steve-lieber-sales-pirated-scans/
http://www.undergroundthecomic.com/2010/10/whole-book-for-free-or-learning-something-from-4chan/

tl;dr: Neil Gaiman is awesome, and everyone wins if you give your stuff away.

~ Aileen

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    While I was doing the reading for today, I thought of this video in
    which Neil Gaiman explains that piracy actually helps book sales:<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qkyt1wXNlI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qkyt1wXNlI</a>.<br><br>
    Also, a story I followed a while ago about an indie comic,
    "Underground," which is being given away for free after one of the
    creators had a discussion with people who were posting scans on
    4chan: <a href="http://www.geek.com/articles/news/graphic-novel-piracy-on-4chan-leads-to-massive-spike-in-sales-20101021/"></a><br><a href="http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/10/19/underground-artist-steve-lieber-wins-over-4chan-with-love-and/">http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/10/19/underground-artist-steve-lieber-wins-over-4chan-with-love-and/</a><br><a href="http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/10/22/underground-4chan-steve-lieber-sales-pirated-scans/">http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/10/22/underground-4chan-steve-lieber-sales-pirated-scans/</a><br><a href="http://www.undergroundthecomic.com/2010/10/whole-book-for-free-or-learning-something-from-4chan/">http://www.undergroundthecomic.com/2010/10/whole-book-for-free-or-learning-something-from-4chan/</a><br><br>
    tl;dr: Neil Gaiman is awesome, and everyone wins if you give your
    stuff away.<br><br>
    ~ Aileen<br><br>
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Gmane