Why is it that, when it comes to social media, normally intelligent people are willing to believe anything they read? Not only do they take it at face value, they pass it along, clogging the news feeds of all of their friends and acquaintances. Here is a sample:
What good is copyright if it doesn’t stop people from stealing?
Copyright violation is an awful thing. Someone has taken my book, Dreams in Transit, converted it to a PDF file, and uploaded it to a downloads site for other members to download for free.
How do I know? I have a Google alert defined for my book, Dreams in Transit. Today I got a message with an alert and, when I checked it out, there was a link that turned out to be to a site that is allowing my book to be downloaded for free. I have sent them an email notifying them that it is a copyright violation for them to offer my book for free without my permission. I told them to stop. I doubt it will do much good. Is it worth hiring a lawyer? I’m sure Amazon isn’t going to help.
With the fact that my book has barely sold, I’m wondering how anyone knows about it to be trying to violate my copyright by stealing it.
I will update this post when I see what happens.