Fake, Pirated And Counterfeit Books A Big Problem On Amazon – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

Counterfeit books are still a big issue on Amazon

I can only write about the ongoing problem with books.

But Amazon has taken so little action, there could also be a problem with other counterfeit goods.

You could think that identifying counterfeit books would be easy. If you publish a book on Amazon, surely Amazon could at least check for plagiarism when pirates copy your text.

The problem is not new. I have been writing about pirated ebooks and books for a very long time.

Third party sellers are making a lot of money from pirated, fake and counterfeit books.

More importantly, so is Amazon.

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3 thoughts on “Fake, Pirated And Counterfeit Books A Big Problem On Amazon – by Derek Haines…

  1. I wrote on Derek’s site:
    I tried to deal with pirated copies a while back. These were free downloads on strange sites with no clear link to the owners or distributors. Sending a takedown notice got me nowhere, and since contact info was so hard to come by if it existed at all, I ended up deciding not to waste my time.

    I don’t have any bestsellers, but my electronic files still tempted the crooks. I don’t have any ideas for action, other than to decide how much time you want to invest in trying to win this game.

    One site that will actually respond is Internet Archive. They claim not to publish copyrighted material, but they do. http://www.victoriastrauss.com/2018/02/22/how-the-internet-archive-infringed-my-copyrights-and-then-kind-of-blew-me-off-2/

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