Posted by: bluesyemre | August 4, 2014

Chrome Plug-in Turns Amazon into a Pirate eBook Site by Nate Hoffelder

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  • I’ve often felt that ebook prices from certain major publishers were tantamount to highway robbery. Thanks to a new Chrome plugin we can now change that to high seas. A pirate ebook site by the name of LibGen released a Chrome extension early last month which makes it easy to browse the world’s largest bookstore and, rather than buy a book, downloaded a pirated copy of any ebook which interests them. When installed, the LibGen plugin modifies what a user sees on the Amazon website by inserting a new row of information near the top of the Amazon product page of books. The newly added info is drawn from the LibGen website , and it lists possible unauthorized sources where one might download the ebook.

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/08/02/chrome-plug-turns-amazon-pirate-ebook-site/#.U9826PmSx8G

LibGen: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/libgen/apahpikhjdigjfpdgcolpgglldkljbhf

 


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