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Leaks software will have broad applications
By Dave Winer on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11:18 AM.

A picture named leak.gifI just finished a book that someone sent me by email in mobi format. Works quite well with Amazon's Kindle software on my iPad. Written by a famous author, he withdrew it from publication after the events it depicted came close to happening in the real world. It's not a happy story. But it's quite well-written, and for those of us who aren't going to go out and commit the crimes, reading the book is a very harmless act. And if you, like me, have read everything by this author, you want to read this too. It's an early book, and as I said, a good one. #

Okay, what happens now is nothing. I can't upload it anywhere for you to download. Not necessarily because I do or don't respect the author's wishes. For all you know he or she might be dead. But, if there were a leaks site, like the one run by WikiLeaks, or the ones being started by so many others, that specialized in apolitical leaks, I might have an option. I couldn't tell you about it here on Scripting News, but at least I could help other people who love this author's work find the book. #

Sorry to be so cryptic, but I want to get this idea out there without stepping on any specific toes. #

PS: I'm clearly not the first to think of this. :-) #

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