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Internet piracy is frowned upon at South Betoota Polytechnic College but one student doesn’t care.

Lewis Cartwright, a second-year law student at the college, just discovered an online, pirated version of a textbook he needed next semester and he doesn’t feel at all bad about it.

“Hallelujah,” she said softly to himself in the library, pronouncing the silent ‘J’ as well.

“That textbook is like $300 or something. Fuck yeah. What? What was that question? Nah [laughs] I couldn’t give a fuck about the author or the publisher. Asking for $300 for a 300 page textbook should be illegal,”

“Now that everybody from the federal government to parents are attacking students, we need every win we can get.”

Not content with being the Jack Sparrow of intellectual piracy, the 21-year-old went onto his cohort’s Facebook group for the course and shared a DropBox link to the textbook.

His classmates thanked him and some even offered to pay him, the thief.

But that’s raised eyebrows at the campus Co-Op bookstore, which has ordered several copies of the textbook which nobody is now going to buy.

Classes resume at the end of next week and there’s still 15 unsold copies of “Law Of Torts: An Introduction Into High-Functioning Alcoholism” left on the shelf.

“Something’s going on here,” says the man who works there.

“I think they might be pirating the book. Students these days have no respect. Their professor worked long and hard to write that textbook and his students continually steal and pirate it. Do they think people work for free?”

“Every year we have to torch 90% of the copies during the Sir Joh Memorial Book Burn and it breaks his heart.”

More to come.



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