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To be honest that bit confused me a little because it's licensed under CC (albeit one of their less 'copyleft' licences).

Does CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/deed.en_...) allow for people to 'pirate' and the eBook (et al) charges are more 'good will gestures' to the author? Or are unofficial downloads still against the licence and he was basically saying "I can't stop you from grabbing this for nothing, but if you do then at least spread the message in case others might choose to pay"?

Maybe I'm just over thinking things, but that 'piracy' comment of his did confuse me.

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