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Help - someone is re-selling my eBook

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tommysc, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    So I found a website that is reselling my eBook.
    These bastards actually directly copied my description and everything...

    What can I do? :confused:

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  2. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    umm , check their host and if its in USA i guess you can contact them and tell they are selling copyrighted material without permission. That would probably be a start :)
     
  3. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    This guy has 100% stolen my eBook and is re-selling it for $10 MORE than I ask on DP.
    I just talked to someone that bought it... and its 100% verbatim.

    If anyone can help figure out who this cat is... please PM me.
    Free PVAs to whoever can get this site to come down!

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *MODS - Maybe move to the shit list?
     
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  4. markfield

    markfield Newbie

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    how do you know it is same book ? a lot of method to get PVA
     
  5. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    1. The sales pitch is mine, verbatim.. it's literally just copied from my DP thread.

    2. I emailed the guy, got it and read the book, I'm looking at it now. They did nothing to it other than remove my name. It's absolutely without a doubt mine.
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  6. shafty

    shafty Junior Member

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    This kinda shit happens. I been ripped off so many times.

    Try threatening

    Try contacting host

    Then give it up and move on...
     
  7. zigzag911

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    go to a PPI site and get a exe. virus and attach it to a new ebook and email it too him and tell he can steal this one too and then like 5 secs later he'll need a new computer.
     
  8. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    haha, that's whats up.

    PS. I blame the same thing ;)
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  9. spaceinvader

    spaceinvader Regular Member

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    lolz, skumbags... i normally find a well worded letter with lots of big words does the trick.. throw around lots of legal terms. even make out you are a solicitor.. i did this to some prick who accused me of shill bidding on ebay, he was gunna report me (and his suspitions where right) but i wrote a letter so good that i got a written apology off the guy. oh how i laughed :D
     
  10. misterajc

    misterajc Registered Member

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    First of all, did you register the copyright of your book? If so, you gan go after statutary damages (aka big bucks) without having to prove that you have lost any money on the deal. If not, the most you can claim is actual damages, which would amount to the money you would have made if you had sold those books rather than him. That's probably not worth it.

    The best you can do in that case is file a DMCA claim with his ISP - they will probably have a page somewhere telling you how to do this, if not, google the requirements for a DMCA claim - and that will get his site taken down. In the mean time register the copyright, so if the guy pops up on a new web site you can go after statutary damages.
     
  11. dvdcowboy

    dvdcowboy Junior Member

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    Issue the host a DMCA take down notice.
    If you feel it would be profitable, sue.
     
  12. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I suppose just getting the site to come down would do it for me. Although I know for a fact this guy has been selling it since someone I spoke with actually bought it there, lol...

    Does it ruin my case if this guy is in India? That's the deal.
    I did get his phone number though.
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  13. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    i'd complain to paypal too....there's nothing like having a pp account banned
     
  14. magcshroom

    magcshroom Regular Member

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    Post his site on ***** and someone will DDOS i bet. I don't advocate illegal things but he also stole your work. Make up a letter from a lawyer and send it to him. Try and get as much of his personal info as you can.
     
  15. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    yeah, you don't want to land in jail though....be careful