I always wonder about the media notice we put on our e-books (similar to what you see with DVDs) stipulating how any act of duplication and distribution or copyright infringement is punishable by a fine and even time in prison. Has anyone actually gone to prison for such a crime? I mean, that would be a really harsh sentence, no?
I can just imagine the prison warden’s announcement over the tinny loudspeaker in Attica:
“Cell block 28 roll call — Ramirez, murder in the first; Adams, extortion and racketeering; Lee, armed robbery and first degree manslaughter; and Steinberg…um…unauthorized duplication of Harry Potter e-books.”
Steinberg is pretty much screwed, I think. His only hope is to team up with the guy in block 42 doing time for tearing that warning label off a mattress.