As part of an article investigating the growing phenomenon of eBook piracy, a Scandinavian news outlet interviewed a 19 year-old self-confessed pirate who bragged about his activities. To counter his viewpoint a well known author contributed to the piece, stating that she abhors book piracy since it costs her huge amounts of money. However, her moral stance took a bit of a beating when her son let an embarrassing fact slip out.
via TorrentFreak – Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate. Turns out she pirated 1800 songs and purchased knock off Prada bags. The bags were purchased because real Prada bags “have such an inflated price”. Possibly the most absurd part of this is that her main complaint about piracy is it takes money out of her pocket, but the record labels and Prada well that’s a different story. She is now blaming the music piracy on her son, though the knock-off bags she freely admitted in the interview as purchasing them.