Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Copyright Theft - a good outcome

My book writing take me a lot of time, and while I do enjoy it, I probably wouldn't do it if it were not for the handy extra income it gives me.

As such its distressing when a friend sends me an URL for a free download of one of my books. The whole thing as a PDF was there on a web site in full with a load of other hobby electronic books.

I used 'whois' to find the ISP for the web site and wrote a polite letter like this:

One of the companies you host (******.****) is hosting illegal electronic copies of books including my own book '30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius' at this address: http://********.***/

As a reputable ISP I am sure you do not want to be associated with copyright theft. 

I would appreciate it if you could take action to stop this.

Thanks, Simon.

The sent back an immediate reply saying that they had contacted the host and asked them to take the books down.

I went back to they site and yes the books had gone!

I love it when things like that just work.

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