With cell phone carriers pushing camera phones, will booksellers soon share the concerns of colleagues in Japan depicted in an article from the Asahi Shimbun? Apparently people have taken to using their phones to capture all kinds of information as visual notes, often from magazines and now from BOOKS as well, which the Japanese Magazine Publishers Assocation has dubbed “digital shoplifting.” The organization has distributed posters to 20,000 bookstores asking that people “please refrain from using such devices as cameras in mobile phones to record information.”
What’s your take on this? Is digital shoplifting a real issue? I think it hasn’t come to Taiwan yet, but it soon will? What do you think? I never thought about this before, until i saw the new term. Wow!