The moral of this story is: don't try to reason with a major corporation that is defending its IP.  According to the Torrent Freak Website after Marvel and DC's legal foray against the comic download site Z-Cult FM, the administrator of another download site, ComicSearch, wrote an open letter to Marvel in which he pleaded for continued tolerance for free Internet comic book downloads, arguing that a good part of the reason for the recent surge in sales of comics and the growth in the comic market was the laissez faire attitude that the publishers took toward Internet downloads of their comics.  Marvel didn't buy the argument that 'People download comics not because they don't want to buy them, but because they want an electronic version they can read, and organize more easily without damaging their precious print versions,' and promptly sent ComicSearch a cease and desist letter with the result that the site is now removing trackers for Marvel comics.


Another victory for Marvel?  Well, maybe, but there is the possibility that it could become a Pyrrhic triumph.  As Deicist, the ComicSearch administrator, pointed out in his open letter, Marvel may not want to emulate the RIAA, which has won numerous legal battles with music downloaders and totally lost the war.  Marvel could eventually be involved in a 'whack-a-mole' conflict as new sites, with servers in various countries, pop up all over the place.