As of November 3rd, 2022, the massive ebook pirate site Z-Library was taken off line and the people who ran the site were arrested.
"Z-Library, which had been operational since at least 2009, was perhaps the most visible and high-traffic ebook piracy site in the world, with some of its domains ranking among the top 10,000 most visited websites on the internet worldwide. The site claimed to host 8 million pirated ebooks and 84 million articles through a vast network of “mirrors,” or identical versions hosted on different servers, and had recently gained particular notoriety after trending on TikTok as a source for free ebooks. Substantial traffic to Z-Library domains originated from the United States."
In a lengthy and eye-opening report, The Authors Guild explains the actions taken over the years and recently, and deplores the harm that book piracy does to authors.
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