Copyright Infringement at mybookez.com

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Hi all,

I'm after some advice.

Two weeks ago I discovered (courtesy of Google alerts) that one of my ebooks I sell for $37 is available for free on mybookez.com

Long story short...

I've contacted them twice using their contact details on the site and have had no response or acknowledgement from them.

A 'Whois' search wasn't much use either.

Has your copyrighted material appeared for free on a site? If so how did you get it removed?

Should I even worry about it?

All thoughts gratefully received.

Kindest regards

Marcus
#internet marketing #copyright #infringement #mybookezcom
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I had a lot of success with DMCA.

    I also got a couple of sites taken offline by contacting the hosting companies.

    You should always be able to find out who hosts a site. Sometimes it takes a bit of digging though. Try a reverse IP lookup and you might find who else is hosted there.
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    I would look up their host (usually simple - just go to who-hosts.com) and serve a DMCA notice on them by email, sending copies of that email to "admin", "info" and "support" at the site-domain.

    If it's a US host, that will almost certainly work. Even if it isn't, if it's a reputable host it'll probably work. If it's an unethical and/or stupid host in a strange country, it probably won't.

    Originally Posted by Marcus Santer View Post

    Should I even worry about it?
    I don't know. I would worry about it.

    On no account listen to people telling you that you're not losing anything "because people who take illicit free downloads were never going to be paying customers anyway". Unfortunately that isn't true at all. The world is full of people who, when they want to download something, will look around for a "free copy" of it first from a black-hat/torrent/file-sharing site or anywhere else, and then buy it only if they can't find one. :p

    Good luck, Marcus.
    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I would look up their host (usually simple - just go to who-hosts.com) and serve a DMCA notice on them by email, sending copies of that email to "admin", "info" and "support" at the site-domain.
      And when you send those copies, make them a plain, out in the open CC: so the hosting company knows you sent the notice to the site. Totally eliminates any "nobody ever told me it was copyrighted" excuse.
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    Do the above. File a DMCA with their host. Works for me most of the time and sometimes even when the host is not in the US.
  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Santer
    Awesome!

    Thanks for the helpful replies everyone.

    Very much appreciated =)

    Marcus
  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Santer
    Turns out mybookez.com is hosted by monikerdns.net but when you type in monikerdns.net you get:

    "opps google chrome cannot find monikerdns.net

    How can a site be hosted by site that doesn't exist?

    I really don't want to pay $199 unless I absolutely have to.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks again for your help.

    Marcus
    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
      Originally Posted by Marcus Santer View Post

      Turns out mybookez.com is hosted by monikerdns.net but when you type in monikerdns.net you get:

      "opps google chrome cannot find monikerdns.net

      How can a site be hosted by site that doesn't exist?

      I really don't want to pay $199 unless I absolutely have to.

      Any thoughts?

      Thanks again for your help.

      Marcus
      Contact Moniker
      https://www.moniker.com/
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    I found it
    Dedicated Managed Hosting Services by WebZilla

    Comment: Any complaints please send to "abuse@webazilla.com"
  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Santer
    Suzanne, you rule!

    I've been looking for a suitable DMCA takedown notice, but they all seem to relate to copied text. My problem is a copied book.

    Do you think it would be okay to modify the one here (at the bottom of the page)?

    What You Can Do About “Paypal Dispute Ripoff Artists” | Domaining Diva

    Thanks everyone.

    Kindest regards

    Marcus
    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
      Originally Posted by Marcus Santer View Post

      Suzanne, you rule!

      I've been looking for a suitable DMCA takedown notice, but they all seem to relate to copied text. My problem is a copied book.

      Do you think it would be okay to modify the one here (at the bottom of the page)?

      What You Can Do About “Paypal Dispute Ripoff Artists” | Domaining Diva

      Thanks everyone.

      Kindest regards

      Marcus

      Yes, use that one and just modify it to say ebook. Make sure you give your details of your ebook, the publication date, the page where you offer it, etc. and the page where they offer yours

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