Jeannette Cook of Beady Eyed Women blogged about pirated artisan material downloads. Her comments are worth reading. I've found copies of both my books on several sites and it takes so much away from my creative time to try and get the materials taken down. This latest round didn't seem to include any of my stuff, but then again I had to cut my search short as the site was rife with virus and other nasty spyware that I dared not continue looking.
Consider the source when you find a "free" download, scan of a beading pattern, or book.