What authors and creative artists fear more than piracy

Wired editor and author of the business best seller The Long Tail, Chris Anderson expresses little regret that his book (presumably an audio version) is available for free download via BitTorrent:

In his post, Chris expresses little regret that a form of his book — he figure the audio version — is available free via BitTorrent.

“My publishers want to make money, and I like them so I usually do what it takes to keep them happy, but in truth I just want to be read/listened to by the largest number of people. Leave it to me to figure out how to convert that reputational currency into cash–just get me in front of the biggest audience and I’ll do the rest. As Tim O’Reilly puts it, “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.”

Okay, class. Memorize that one.

Bonus: If you didn’t read a link I made to Chris’s site last week on a similar topic,