I happened to read about a 99-cent sale of this ebook on ArsTechnica.com. At that price, even if it was a flop it wouldn't be a serious loss. Turns out, it was more that worth it. Year Zero reminds me of the “Hitchhiker's Guide” books in terms of style. It pokes fun at copyright, lawyers, and the music industry, by not only imagining “what if aliens pirated the entirety of earth's recorded music?”, but by going one step further and asking “what if they wanted to come clean and pay for the fines?”. Even if I hadn't read it, and just glanced through it, I would definitely have bought this had I picked it up in a bookstore!