Book pirate at large: Is he making money off your books?
Posted by Calisa Rhose
“This page has been removed by Facebook!”
I was on Facebook around five tonight and checking emails back and forth when an email came into my box for a fellow loop member. The email was alerting her to a pirate. Not the “get these books free here” kind though. This guy was bold in selling author’s books right from his Facebook page! His Mission statement?
To spread the LOVE of READING worldwide in just a click of a mouse!
I was, and am no less now, hours later, furious and shocked at his gall. Maybe as a new author I’m still naive about a lot of this stuff. And, I may embrace my Cherokee heritage, but I have a rousing Irish temper from my mother’s side. I shoot first and ask questions later. I was sending emails to authors, searching some out to contact through their websites, alerting my loops and publisher to this person. How dare he!? Hell, my own book won’t even be out for another two months and I’m…
Several authors, yes, that would include moi, officially reported his page activities to Facebook. I searched the rules of Facebook for this type of action and it says:
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from posting content that violates another party’s intellectual property rights. When we receive a proper claim of IP infringement, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. We also terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.