There is another pirate on the loose, and we are organizing now to put her out of business. Check her monthly list of pirated works RIGHT HERE to see if you or your favorite author is being ripped off. This pirate organization likes to put up a front with a legitimate, although not very believable looking website, in order to get email subscriptions. Then, every month in an email, this biblio-buccaneer sends out a link to the latest list of pirated books. Unlike some other shifty pirates, there is no phony attempt at claiming a charitable cause, there is not a notice of claiming it is a library, there is no pretending to have an ideology. This organization simply wants to profit off of authors without their knowledge, plain and simple. We need your help! Check the list. Contact me to become a volunteer for this movement. Tell your author friends or supporters of this cause. We need to make this one go away.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are all anxious to see our work and craft remain in our control. However, if strong efforts are used in the wrong way, movements can do more harm than good. No Pirates only targets those who are breaking the law. There are rogue authors with good intentions who may be wasting efforts which may be better spent by rallying against illegitimate companies. Sometimes authors are not in agreement with the practices of certain legal companies, for whatever idealistic reason. Please do not confuse their efforts with those of my group. I take the proper steps to ensure that the people and organizations involved with illegal pirating of our work are the ones we target. I understand that as the industry grows, the way the eBooks are handled and distributed will morph into something tolerable for all parties. In the meantime, some models are better than others.-------------
A few dedicated members of the No Pirates group have been diligently working to contact authors who are on the list of pirated works. We have quietly been emailing instructions to the authors as to how they should deal with this, in case they aren't yet aware how the process works. While it will take quite some time to contact each and every author (there are about 1,000 pages of authors in this month's list), the goal is to shut down the pirate. If the dozens of authors and publishers we have contacted decide to take action, it may be enough to take her down, and it will not be necessary to contact anyone else at that point. Our efforts have brought plenty of email addresses into the loop, and by the end of the day on Monday we should see some results we are hoping for. Thank you to those who have been supporting our effort!
As expected, the list of pirated authors has already been removed. The effectiveness of our group gets better and better by the day. It is unconfirmed at this time whether PayPal has discontinued services or not. We have also notified the email service provider, since this pirate was using their email services to conduct illegal activities. Again, there is no confirmation as to whether or not they have complied with our requests. Nonetheless, anyone visiting this pirate page hoping to buy an eBook illegally will be disappointed, and hopefully discouraged enough to not deal with this pirate, going forward. Great job, group! Way to continue to win battles on the high seas!
Since the pirated author page was removed, there is no actual "proof" of fraudulent activity. Due to this, PayPal cannot restrict activities. This makes sense, and No Pirates will take this into consideration as we formulate the strategy for our next movement. Thank you for your support!
If you or anyone you know would like to be a member of the activist group No Pirates, please visit my Facebook page and message me. Thanks for your support!
Stephen L. Wilson
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