Copyright Infringement, Again!

K Morris - Poet

From time to time, I Google my books to ascertain whether any of them have received a mention, for example in the form of a book review. Whilst searching for one of my titles yesterday (Wednesday 10th July), I came across a link to the book on Kiss Library.

All of my books (with the exception of Guide Dogs Anthology), are available from Amazon and (in the case of “My Old Clock I Wind“, and “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mind“, also from Moyhill Publishing. I have never authorised Kiss Library to sell any of my books.

I was, obviously concerned to discover that Kiss Library is offering one of my works for sale without my permission. Firstly (as already stated) I never granted that organisation permission to sell any of my titles, and, secondly any funds from such sales will not be going into…

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11 responses to “Copyright Infringement, Again!

  1. Many thanks for sharing my post. Best wishes – Kevin

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  2. Very interesting Eloise thanks for reblogging, I have also reblogged this post too. 💜

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  3. hi Eloise, Helen Jones had a similar problem/post and I’m going to post the same comment… I agree credit (and monies) should go to author/artist but in effort to quell the pain: consider The Grateful Dead. Early on, they actually condoned piracy of their own music. Bootleggers openly set up shop/recorders at a central floor space (prime acoustics) at concerts and sold their wares in the trenches. Monies were going to them, not the band. But somehow this (marketing strategy) worked for them because the art was being shared among the masses. They became famous and so the legit/licensed part of them profited. Immensely.
    I hope you become famous too! 🙂

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    • That is an interesting perspective, Walter. I was unaware that people sold pirated copies of music at the concerts given by performers. One has to admire the bare faced cheek of those doing so! I have heard the argument made previously that all publicity is (potentially) good publicity. However the idea of people and/organisations becoming wealthy whilst the creators of content get none of the profits sticks in my throat. Whilst I wouldn’t defend those who sell pirated CDS at concerts, the profits they made (and perhaps still do make) are chicken feed when compared to some of those operating online. Best wishes – Kevin

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    • Thanks Wally. It’s a good way of looking at it – free marketing.

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  4. Hey K. Eloise,

    Sadly KissLibrary has been operating since 2017, its now 2019 and it is still online and kicking. Something not many people know and we have recently discovered, is that the site is not actually hosting the eBooks its claiming to be selling. But instead Its an elaborate scam/scheme to just make a quick buck and run.

    We discovered this when we tried buying an eBook of one of our clients with a dummy PayPal account to see if we would actually receive anything. Fun fact, we received nothing.
    They also tend to re-upload the pirated content after some time in hopes that the authors have forgotten about it and wont check again.

    KissLibrary has simply took the info and pictures plus the content from multiple (tons) of Amazon authors and put the data together in a webpage undercutting the authors prices in hopes of making sales.

    -Eric

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    • Hi Eric, thank you for more information on Kiss Library. That’s really annoying because authors will have to constantly go back to check the site. Is there no way of getting the site permanently closed?

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      • For anyone affected by Kiss Library we provide a free anti-piracy monitor and take down the authors books when they get re-uploaded.
        This is helpful as they dont need to constantly go back and check every now and then. Plus their information is not sent to the piracy website but instead our business info is used when writing the dmca claims.

        Sadly there is no way to shut it down as its complying with the legal requirements and hides its true business model behind the theory that users are uploading the content and its not their fault.

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      • That’s great! I hope this helps all the authors affected by these pirate sites. It’s frustrating to keep searching for rogues on the net. Thanks again for the helpful advice and information.

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