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Crazy Pirates!

Recently Larissa Ione got emails from people telling her how much they hate her, blah blah blah, because the illegal copies of her books they downloaded infected their computers with a nasty virus. Seriously, what’s up with the sense of entitlement? How can they steal from her then get mad that things went wrong? (Because downloading illegal copies = stealing, you know.)

Don’t like worm- and virus-laden ebooks? I’ve got a nutty idea: buy a legit copy from places like FictionWise, BooksOnBoard, Amazon, Sony eBook store, etc.


20 comments to “Crazy Pirates!”

  1. M
    · September 9th, 2009 at 11:51 pm · Link

    I wonder if somebody has been smart enough to try that.

  2. Charlotte McClain
    · September 9th, 2009 at 11:55 pm · Link

    All I can say is: :roll:

  3. e_bookpushers
    · September 9th, 2009 at 11:56 pm · Link

    I find it really ironic that someone who is stealing a copy of a book then blames the author for a virus. Why don’t they look at where they got the book from in the first place? Would have been a lot cheaper to buy it legally in the long run.

  4. Cat Johnson
    · September 9th, 2009 at 11:59 pm · Link

    I wish I had the know-how to create a virus-laden pirate copy of my books, but sadly I don’t. Hate to tell these pirates, but it was their fellow pirates that infected the files and them, not the author.

    Cat Johnson

  5. A.J. Llewellyn
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:02 am · Link

    Ha ha, that is funny. I can’t believe how entitled these thieves think they are. I would love to know how they would feel if I walked into their places of employment and helped myself to a few of their hard-earned dollars on payday. It’s the same exact thing.

  6. Annie Alvarez
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:07 am · Link

    Too freaking funny! It’s about time that they get theirs! All I can say is, good for you! Maybe if the risk of getting a computer virus is present, then they would stop stealing. It seems like people need a little incentive to be honest.

  7. T
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:11 am · Link

    Ha hahhaa. They are not even aware that their complaints are seen as an admission that they are nothing but thieves.

  8. Fallon
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:18 am · Link

    I think it’s awesome. I also can’t believe the utter audacity the thief had emailing the author to tell her in no uncertain terms – Look what happened when I tried to steal your book! 8O . It really shouldn’t amaze me how blatantly stupid some people are.

  9. Jules
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:23 am · Link

    Dude. That’s like trying to a sue a company for an injury you got while breaking into their building.

    I don’t think there IS an emoticon for the level of “dumbass” covered here.

  10. Hailey Edwards
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:26 am · Link

    Amazing how it’s the author’s fault because someone got punished for stealing. :roll:

  11. Dee Dawning
    · September 10th, 2009 at 1:09 am · Link

    Iwas suggesting this all along, but I along with Cat didn’t know where to start. A few more of these would give thieves pause for thought. Might even stop the thievery all together. :mrgreen:

  12. Amanda
    · September 10th, 2009 at 1:30 am · Link

    Stupid people of the world unite!

    Someone, somewhere will come up with a warning lable to be placed on ebooks now, just like coffee cups, fan belts and curling irons.

    Warring downloading this book illegally might cause serious harm to your computer…use caution.

    What will they come up with next????

    Thanks for the laugh.

  13. Kiki Howell
    · September 10th, 2009 at 1:34 am · Link

    Sounds like what goes around comes around – finally! ;)

  14. Nadia Lee
    · September 10th, 2009 at 12:08 am · Link


    Isn’t it sad though that they need the threat of virus infection to be semi-honest? *shaking head*

  15. Hero Material
    · September 10th, 2009 at 9:19 am · Link

    It’s actually a little hard to tell whether the pirates have an enormous amount of daring and chutzpah…or are really just that spoiled and stupid.

  16. Savanna Kougar
    · September 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Karma at work. And I hope it keeps on working.
    If any idiot actually e-mailed me over a virus they got stealing one of my books, I can guarantee they wouldn’t like my response.

  17. Nobilis
    · September 11th, 2009 at 6:59 am · Link

    Let’s just hope this illegal act (deliberately posting viruses online is illegal) doesn’t get her arrested.

    • Nadia Lee
      · September 11th, 2009 at 3:15 pm · Link

      If you’re saying that Larissa posted viruses herself, you’re mistaken. When you illegally download something from sites that offer pirated goods, you’re most likely to get something nasty. A lot of hackers and worm-makers use such sites to infect other people’s computers that way.

      This is not Larissa’s fault that the people downloaded virus-laden ebooks illegally. After all, it’s a theft.

      But I do hope that the police, etc. go after the pirates for posting viruses and stealing.

  18. Serena Shay
    · September 12th, 2009 at 12:17 am · Link

    Wow! That takes the cake! Nasty emails to the person you’re stealing from. ~shakes head~ Clearly, they did not put together all the puzzle pieces there. 8O

  19. Gypsyscarlett
    · September 12th, 2009 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Karma indeed.

    It boggles the mind.


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