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Use Steganography to find out who's stealing your eBooks

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Posted 19th March 2011 at 11:55 PM by Sergiu FUNIERU

According to Wikipedia, "Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message".

When a eBook is successful, some people buy it, then share it for free on their sites. When the author finds out that his book was shared illegally, he can send a DCMA notice to the sites, in the hope that the owner of the site will take down the eBook.

Let's say for a moment that the author removes all illegal copies from the Internet. Some other buyer can do the same, so this could turn into a never ending story. Usually, the author doesn't know who is the person who shares his copy, and worse, he has no idea that he can find out the eMail of that person.

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