I’ll go with brave. For one day only, you can get the new book Piracy by Adrian Johns as a free e-book. Given the topic, I think this gimmick by the University of Chicago Press is Pretty Darned Clever. Here’s publisher copy about the book: “Since the rise of Napster and other file sharing services in its wake, most of us have assumed that intellectual piracy is a product of the digital age and that it threatens creative expression as never before. The Motion Picture Association of America, for instance, claimed that in 2005 the film industry lost $2.3 billion in revenue to piracy online. But here Adrian Johns shows that piracy has a much longer and more vital history than we have realized—one that has been largely forgotten and is little understood.”
The press will offer a new free title next month, and I’ll post it here.