Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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Site selling scraped / pirated(?) content from many sites

This came to me via a fanfic source, but seems to be a more general problem.

Briefly, ebooks-tree.com seems to be scraping content from a lot of sites without the author's permission. They are apparently charging for downloads, or intend to (not entirely sure how this works, I downloaded one title without paying) so there's undoubtedly a royalties issue etc.

This blog post describes what's going on and how to complain:

http://impishtubist.tumblr.com/post/116316699750/i-didnt-wanna-do-it-fyeahcopyright-weve

On a quick check I noticed, for example, that they have 11 titles by the late Aaron Allston including Star Wars books, I have no idea if these were on line as freebies or have been pirated, but I doubt that they were put there with his permission. Ditto a lot of autopope's books.
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