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shipbuilder
(@shipbuilder)
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I came across this today. It is my book. https://mocalra.cf/blogs/downloader-di- ... 58313.html This appears to be a Norwegian company who has converted it to an e-book and is giving it away, supposedly free for  joining fees, of  either £7.25 per month or £87 per year.   The printed version sold out long ago, but I am still selling it as an E-book in PDF for Acrobat Reader via a reputable download site. Can I do anything about this. without risking high legal costs? - I am in the UK -  

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Posted : July 8, 2019 10:34 am
stevef
(@stevef)
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Sounds as if they're infringing your copyright (although I'm an engineer, not a lawyer).

This link might help: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=20&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi-xsHlhKbjAhXiUBUIHZQdDZgQFjATegQIChAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.diggypod.com%2Fself-publishing%2Fcopyright-page%2F&usg=AOvVaw2PVjMeeYmQ_znezv2K4Ffc

Perhaps Citizens Advice is worth a visit beforehand.

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Posted : July 8, 2019 8:29 pm
shipbuilder
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They have apparently converted it to Italian as well (E-Book).     Apparently, they want people to sign up with their site for £7.25 a month or £87 a year, and then they can download free E-books of which mine is one of many.    Another site has it as well, and has converted it to French.     Problem is, it would probably cost a fortune opening legal proceedsings against sites in other countries.    If there was a "no win, no fee" copyright law firm, it would be worth taking it further, but I guess I will just have to grin and bear it it!      As it has my ISBN number on it, it is beyond doubt that it is my book!      

Thanks   

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Posted : July 8, 2019 8:48 pm
mitch
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They have used your ISBN number but there are ways you can issue take-down notices:

https://www.societyofauthors.org/News/Blogs/SoA-Blog/May-2019-(1)/How-to-help-remove-books-from-online-piracy-sites

 

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Posted : July 10, 2019 12:10 am
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