Bookz, Potter Warez, and the Decline of IRC

While a bootleg version of the new Harry Potter showed up already on the major Bittorrent sites, it has yet to appear on the major IRC channel for pirated books, #bookz. Color me somewhat surprised given old-timers’ fondness for the latter medium, but maybe it is better read (ahem) as further testimony to how p2p nets are once and for all trumping the old guard when it comes to online piracy.