Piracy has always been a big problem – or advantage – in Spain. I am not aware of the current statistics, but a few years ago, we were the second largest piracy country in the World, being only beaten by China. Over there, it is common that people download huge amounts of music and movies. There used to be not much E-book piracy, though.

Nowadays, things seem to be changing. E-book piracy is rapidly increasing and, according to a study by Attributor, the increase have some slight correlation with the release of the iPad. The pool of people who want to read E-books increases with the number of iPad users. And this means, in Spain specially but also everywhere else, that the E-book-related piracy increases.