Swedish Book Pirates Promise “Battle of the Internets…”

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Our esteemed colleagues at GalleyCat have been tracking the top pirated books on Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay. As they note, today The Pirate Bay attacked a European Union proposal that could set up a digital firewall blocking off file-sharing sites around Europe, posting a message on the site promising “the Battle of Internets is about to begin…”

For better or for worse, the top pirated books on Pirate Bay focus on just what you think a computer hacker might be interested in — computers and sex:

1. Men’s Fitness – 12 Minute Workout
2. All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide 3 Ed
3. How a Genius: Your Brain and How to Train It
4. Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies
5. 1000 Photoshop Tips and Tricks
6. 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
7. Excel 2010 Formulas
8. Hacking–Firewalls And Networks How To Hack Into Remote Computers
9. What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?: 200 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers
10. Advanced Sex: Explicit Positions for Explosive Lovemaking

Via: Galleycat

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.