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Help people illegally sharing my book!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JessyCavalari, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. JessyCavalari

    JessyCavalari Registered Member

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    Hello there,
    that is all (edited of course ;D)
     
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  2. ahiddenman

    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    Contact the site owners?

    LOL. Also signup for Google Alerts and enter your product name in there so when a thread or anything is made you will get alerted so you can stop the sharing of your ebook in its early stages ;)
     
  3. -Jericho-

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    Look up the whois and see if you can get a name and number for the guy. If he's in the same country as you call him and ask him to take it down and/or threaten to sue him.
     
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  4. JessyCavalari

    JessyCavalari Registered Member

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    LOL? Quite a harsh way of handling such an issue, but thanks i have contacted them and the fileshare host regarding DCMA issues.

    I know what music artists feel like now i guess :confused:
     
  5. adhept

    adhept Junior Member

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    Wonderful, wonderful irony.

    I wouldn't worry yourself to much about it dude, the vast majority of people who share your stuff wouldn't buy it anyway, they'll only read it because it's free.

    But it's kinda hard to get the cat back in the bag once it's out. Next time, make sure you protect your product properly. Of course, if someone with some coding knowledge wants to unprotect it they can, the trick is to make it so much of a pain in the ass they just buy the thing to save time.
     
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    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    I said LOL because i cant believe you made a thread about your problem before contacting the owner of the site where your ebook is being shared without your permission.

    Other members will tell you the same. But i hope you get this solved.
     
  7. KevinK

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    WHAT?? You didn't sprinkle it with advert dust?
    No up-sells in there... no affiliate links.. and you
    come here for help???

    Have you ever shared someone else's stuff here
    or on any other forum? Ever given any copy to
    a friend of anything that they didn't themselves
    purchase?

    I think I'm missing something!! Don't you want
    your stuff to be given away? At least some of it??
     
  8. JessyCavalari

    JessyCavalari Registered Member

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    Thanks, sorry im just a bit upset atm, im still quite young and havent had many of these experiences :p I took your advice and i've contacted them, hopefully their decent people and will take it down.

    Us black hatters have to stick together no? :D

    haha anyway, thanks for the help ahiddenman, much appreciated
     
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  9. skohh

    skohh Regular Member

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    Don't waste your time trying to help this person.

    It's LOL funny that just now, he is the only one on the internet facing this issue.

    There are thousands of product creators on this forum.

    I'm one of them.

    Deal with it, and move on.

    Build a nice relationship with your list and you won't have to worry about the two bit losses to the "freebie seekers".

    They'll want to pay you just to have your "stuff".

    And if you're trying to tell me you've never downloaded anything off the internet for free... Again LOL funny!

    profit.
     
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  10. losille

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    lol Check to see if one of them has their account suspended.

    Sending you a PM
     
  11. ahiddenman

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    No problem. Sorry if i came across rude at first , I was just suprised thats all.

    @skohh - Ofcourse i've downloaded something for free. Usually it comes from WarriorForums , I mean most of it is junk so why pay for it lol? But if a BHW member was the owner of that book then i wouldnt share or download it :)
     
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  12. JessyCavalari

    JessyCavalari Registered Member

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    That's why i'm addicted to this forum, people help eachother out and respect eachother. it may sound cheesy but it's like a family XD
     
  13. skohh

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    I'm not talking about you ahiddenman... Talking about OP...

    And I agree, If I try a product and I think it's got awesome stuff... You bet my wallet is coming out...

    That's why I suggest to keep your list warm and OP won't really have to worry about the "freebie seekers". because you'll be putting more time back into creating your next product and keeping your list warm to it.
     
  14. WizGizmo

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    You can do a DMCA Request

    Unfortunately, it won't do you any good if the site
    where it is shared is using offshore hosting.

    Hope that helps :)

    "Wiz"
     
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    There's nothing you can do, nor the police, the DMCA or anybody else. Anyone can easily buy it even legally through your site and post it anywhere orsold it anywhere. Nothing you can do...
     
  16. skohh

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    I'll keep ranting... Sorry OP if you're sick of me at this point... but here goes.

    I believe that piracy is a necessary evil for any marketer online...

    How do you think Microsoft got so big...

    Heck, take it as a complitment.

    It means people are sharing your stuff because it had some value to it...

    That means you're a success! Now keep building interest around your products and like I said the more people exposed to it might start pulling out their wallets to support you...

    I think a lot of people stand by the saying, "If you like the [Product], support it"

    I know I do

    Good luck
     
  17. Troshi

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    Sorry, but its only natural. All wso's get shared.
     
  18. oxonbeef

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    Did you not think this would happen and include it in your marketing equation?
    If your ebook is any good it's going to get shared. You have to account for that.
    What you need to do is maximize your initial marketing to get the most profits
    before It get shared and your profits dwindle.
    If your ebook is really, really good you should hold some information back to be
    released as an update to purchasers only.
    If you protect that information some of the people who leeched your book will
    purchase it just to get the update.

    This is the Internet.
     
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  19. bigeazy

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    LOL if its a WSO, its gonna be shared.
    Nothing you can do about it.
     
  20. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    + Did tought ever occure to you that your promoting your ebook for free now in here? I did not know that it was shared but now i know and i just read it...

    You should get this thread removed before others finds it via this thread so you can get some revenue. Minimize your losses.

    This is the main reason i'm not writing an ebook cause it will get shared way too fast... quality and size of that ebook should be so big that it would be like buying a real book, it would affect psyche of buyers and give them feeling that "i bought this with my hard earn money.. let others buy their own copy goddammit!"

    peace out! :)