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.
About Calisa RhoseI'm a mother of three daughters and wife to a wonderful man of 35+ years. I'm also an avid seamstress, polymer clay artisan and die-hard crafter, always coming up with things to make with, and for, my six granddaughters and two grandsons. Check out my craft site https://lisasfancifulallure.wordpress.com/ when you have a moment. I'm also a small online business owner of Okie fLips on Etsy and Poshmark (eBay/Merkari coming soon), https://www.etsy.com/people/cmselfridge and https://poshmark.com/closet/okieflips I'm a published author of sensual romance. I write about stubborn men and women who don't take no for an answer, and there's always that golden HEA. Cowboys and first responders are my favorite contemporary heroes to write about. My light paranormal heroes are strong men ready to protect their women--not that they need protecting, since they are capable of caring for themselves.
Posted on 10/18/2011, in Goals and tagged Book Pirating, Calisa Rhose, Ebooklat http://on.fb.me/qKtHkO, Facebook. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
Oh, Mac! I don’t know about her, but I hope he’s gone. I thought about what you suggested and I don’t know of any way to find without specific names. But if he shows up, I’m sure someone will eventually find him again.
You’re a hero, Calisa. Cherokee and Irish? Old Charlie Eliot doesn’t stand a chance. LOL So, I wonder, is there a way to troll the FB waters to find him again in his new identity? Don’t know a lot about FB other than how to post, but is there a way to search out people doing what he is doing, to catch them early? Just asking.
Good! None of us hard workers need people like him.
I think so, Donna. I tried to find the page on FB and it was gone too! WOOHOO
I tried your link and it only takes me to my front page. Does that mean his page has been shut down?