Since my last post on this subject, apparently more people have taken advantage - literally - of writers by sharing e-stories illegally. Writers' organizations have stepped up to make a stand against such piracy, and are working with the FBI. I came across this warning on an author's site:
E-piracy hurts writers and is punishable by a $250,000 fine and up to five years in jail. Please don't do business with e-pirates for both of our sakes.
I echo her plea.