I spent my Memorial Day tracking down the jerk who took my hardcopy book — Picture Yourself Learning Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard — and scanned it into a .PDF file for easy downloading on his website. There are few people who believe this sort of behavior is content theft — but let me assure you what was done to my book is a violation of International Copyright Law, it is pirating — and in giving away something for free that my publisher paid me to write and paid to have distributed as a hardcopy book — only ruins the book publishing economy in its core. That means fewer books will be published and fewer authors will want to write books that can so easily be stolen. Here’s a screenshot of the page for my book from the pirate site. The .PDF file size description was the dead giveaway that this site was not selling my hardcopy book.