Wednesday, 29 February 2012

DMCA Takedowns

We've had quite a busy spell with these since just before Christmas, and can now report that to our great satisfaction we've had considerable success in getting illegal downloads of our books removed from several locations. In no particular order: Chris Quinton's FOOL'S ERRAND, Julie Bozza's THE DEFINITIVE ALBERT J. STERNE and R. A. Padmos's RAVAGES were removed from two sites each, and Adam Fitzroy's DEAR MISTER PRESIDENT from one more. There is still one location that's proving intractable, and another where we can't tell exactly what's going on, but we'll keep working at it. We can think of no valid reason why our authors' very considerable efforts should be made available free of charge to people who aren't willing to pay even our perfectly reasonable prices, after all; this is supposed to be a business, not a charity, and the people who tell us we should take it as a compliment and that it's all good advertising should just try being on this end of the equation for a little while and see whether or not that alters their opinion; we can assure them and everybody else that we're not planning to give up on this at any time soon!

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