Robert Bacal

Publishers have their lawyers, indeed, but the real point is that under the current laws, there is no legal recourse with respect to the “publishers/platforms/adagencies that make piracy possible on a broad scale. With my ScribD example, where my book was posted in its entirety, even if I could prevail of McGraw-Hill to do something (BTW, I don’t have standing to even request that it be taken down), the best they can do is eventually have ScribD remove it. Any profits from ads on the page where my book appears, of course, remain in the pockets of ScribD.

They are not liable for anything, and they won’t even know who posted the illegal file, but there it is.