Today Red Points’ Barcelona office celebrates “La Diada de Sant Jordi”, or Catalonia's St George’s day, a day of flowers, national pride and, best of all, books!
Finding free content in the publishing world is a practice that pre-dates the digital revolution, even before the emergence of the internet. So, how does it happen?
Textbooks and academic journals have unwittingly provoked a market for pirate book websites. Is it too late to save the hurting publishing industry?
We write on comic book piracy, including how comic books and manga have been affected by going digital, and how the industries can react to the problem.
As eBooks are set to take a market share of 25.8% of all book sales worldwide, Red Points examines the harm of eBook piracy on the publishing industry, and whether the popularity of e-readers could be more damaging than lucrative, by examining the popularity of pirate libraries.
At Red Points we work to be on top of the latest trends, in order to stay one step ahead of piracy and new ways of sharing pirated content. Telegram was the app set to become a household name in 2014, but since losing first place to WhatsApp it has found favour in some of the more niche online communities.
Many fans have eagerly awaited the release of the 8th and final instalment of the Harry Potter story. However, some would rather practice the dark arts and download the pirated book for free.
As the demand for digital magazines increases so does the level of piracy of the content: piracy of digital magazines is a relatively new phenomenon however it's growing rapidly, undermining the development of the publishing industry.
Over a month prior to the highly anticipated May 2014 publishing release of the now New York Times Bestseller title ‘We were liars’ fans already started downloading illegal pirated copies on the internet.
It is in this context where Red Points presents the novelties in pro-active protection of publishing contents on Internet. We quickly understood that it was neither operative nor efficient to use legal tools in the “offline” world as an attempt to placate a purely digital Internet problem. For this reason, we have always centered all our efforts upon developing a digital platform with a legal basis that allows us to locate, document, mitigate and report any incidence related to illegal or unlawful contents on Internet.