I know many people who own e-readers and almost all of them download their books from torrent websites. I frown upon this in the same way I frown upon those who illegally download music. Those artists, and those writers, worked hard to create their products, and they deserve to make an income off of it. However, we all know that the economy is not at its greatest height and that penny pinchers are everywhere! When you are looking at spending $15 to download a book that you could just as easily get for free, there is really nothing holding you back other than your own conscience. And, the law of course, but reprimands are pretty low for this kind of stuff. Paper book purchases have already drastically decreased since e-readers started to become so popular. And why wouldn't they? You can read a book for free, whereas buying that new hardcover could run you $30 or more. I, for one, miss the days when you had to crack a cover in order to read a book. I do own an e-reader but I haven't used it more than a few times. It seems like it is just becoming too easy, and too tempting for people to just steal copies of the online books, rather than dish out the money for them.