Blackhatters - A Real Threat For Authors And Product Creators
Have you ever seen the movie Blackhat? - In my personal opinion, it's a decent movie, but nothing too fancy.. However, this topic is not about that kind of blackhatters.
What I'm talking about here, is the people who share products and softwares for free, openly to the public. Just like when you download a movie, a game or a song using torrents from a torrent site. These people grab themselves a copy of a product, they crack it if needed and they share it, so others can use it for free.
That basically means that the authors doesn't get paid.. And they lose money they should've earned.
Most of you are aware of the fact that I write and sell ebooks. I even shared one of my ebooks in the Community Discussion. - That specific ebook was actually shared by a so-called blackhatter at one point. Just a day or two after I released it. - Do you think I missed out on a lot of profits? - It's impossible to say, but I definitely believe that I missed out on a few sales at least.
Fortunately, I quickly contacted this person and after that, he actually removed the product, so people couldn't get it for free.. But I think it took him about a week to do so..
Anyhow, do you think a lot of creators and authors are missing out on money due to blackhatters, and do you think these so-called blackhatters are a real threat to freelancers in general?