Originally Posted by salim271
No, but some enterprising soul is going to 'borrow' it from someone who bought it, maybe a cousin, sibling, or friend, and will scan it and sell it for a lower price for people who are searching for it, possibly on ebay. I don't know the legalities of resale on ebooks however.
There's nothing to scan. It's an ebook. Now granted, some ebooks have DRM that licenses the book to a particular PC, so first that would have to be cracked. And ebooks are covered by the same copyright laws as regular books, but being electronic most also have a license that prohibits transfer just like software.
But the reality is that, the initial buyers who are paying $1800 (or even $900) for this book will NOT want to see it pirated for free. So they are more likely to keep it close and not let it get pirated at first. After some time though, they do leak out, however. Sometimes from reviewers who get free copies, sometimes from friends and relatives who borrow their PC, whatever.
I will neither confirm nor deny that this particular book can be found "in the wild."