Then again, there's another side to this, though. While reasonable, intelligent people can see that the receiving of manufactured media from suspect sources - be it Blu-rays, CDs, Books - is likely to be stolen goods, the same logic doesn't stack up with purely digital media - it's just ones and noughts, isn't it?
However, if you check out eBay for eBooks and you will find compendiums of best sellers on there for peanuts, compiled from material 'in the public domain' and 'not infringing anyone's copyright, in line with eBay policy'. My view is that these claims are poppycock. Just because someone posted a copy of Dan Brown's latest book on the Internet, for free or for a payment, that doesn't mean it's a legal copy or that Mr Brown has waived his intellectual property rights. And shame on eBay for failing to police such sales.
However, book companies, like record and film companies, aren't making it too easy for the moral compass to stay pointing at 'honest'. Take a look at this screenshot from Amazon:
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