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slr2moons ([personal profile] slr2moons) wrote2015-04-13 07:23 pm
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WRITERS: THERE IS THEFT AFOOT! (I'm serious)

Guys, my friend Rathany posted about this, and I am spreading the word. A for-profit site called ebooks-tree.com has been harvesting fic off of AO3 and other sites and offering it in pdf and mobi form from their site.

I searched, and they have three of my fics and one of my fanart pics.

So far, the advice from AO3 and others in the know is:

-lock your AO3 fic to be private and viewable by logged-in users only. (I think you have to do this individually for each fic.)

-use the ebooks-tree.com site's "contact" tab and tell them to take down your works. I used a combination of the form letters found on these two tumblrs:

http://flippyspoon.tumblr.com/post/116343415541/did-ebooks-tree-com-steal-your-fanfiction
http://ao3org.tumblr.com/post/116311865913/fyeahcopyright-update-below-weve-been

They're also stealing original fiction from pro writers!!!

We must make a huge stink about this, guys!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

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