hello my good people. i walked into a bookstore in Aba and found a book i'd been looking for -- THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown but i couldn't buy it because it was pirated, so badly pirated Dan Brown would opt for a change of profession if he saw it, and it sells for N500! i was mad at the store owner and nearly wanted to call the police when i realized that, it being in Nigeria, i could be digging my own gave. saddened, i bought Grisham's THE RUNAWAY JURY and left.
this had me sparing a thought on the evil piracy could do to an author. i started thinking of the ways to fight this monster and decided that, amongst others, people should be paid to report sellers of pirated books. piracy is an evil that may linger and develop if we allow it, hence i would like us to suggest ways by which piracy could be fought.