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Does Leanpub do watermarking?

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Does Leanpub do watermarking?

We know how bad it feels to see your work pirated online.

However, our position on piracy is that it's best to ignore it.

We do not think watermarking would help reduce piracy, but we do think it would make the customer experience worse, and reduce sales overall, since honest people (the vast majority of customers) don't like being treated like potential thieves 100% of the time they use a platform.

Here's an article setting out our policy on piracy:

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