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Note: You won't improve ebooks-tree.com's search engine position by clicking on any of the links to it in this post because they were generated with the donotlink.com service.

Ebooks Tree has been taking works from AO3 and offering them for unauthorized download. If you archive at AO3, you can use the top, right-hand search bar on ebooks-tree.com to search for your username. If you find your works, you can send the site owners a DMCA complaint in which you request that they remove your works. ETA: You can also send a DMCA complaint to Moniker, which hosts Ebooks Tree's site, at abuse@moniker.com.

Before doing that, you should read a more detailed account of this situation (as well as how to format your DMCA complaint) at ef yeah copyright law, which I found through fairyniamh's informative post. Thank you, fairyniamh!

ETA II: I note that I disagree with ef yeah copyright law's suggestion that one might want to send Google and Bing DMCA complaints requesting that one's search links be removed because when one does that, those companies publicly publish said requests—which makes it easy for companies like Ebooks Tree to find works to steal. Sending a DMCA complaint to Moniker, which hosts Ebooks Tree's site, at abuse@moniker.com seems more productive to me (and I'm off to do that now).

This is the DMCA complaint that I submitted (in which I heed the requirements found on ebooks-tree.com's DMCA page, follow the previously linked to ef yeah copyright law advice, and adapt the language suggested for use by tumblr user besinaao3 as found in fairyniamh's informative post):

DMCA Complaint

My name is iulia_linnea (iulia_linnea@livejournal.com), and I am the author and owner of the following works:

Absit Invidia (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/15utc6.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/483561

Albus Severus and the Angry Elves (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/15ubph.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1855939

Arrangement, The (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/12u4y3.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/91406

Broom Food (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/14uqs9.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/542627

Civilised Refusal, A (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/18t293.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1371130

Clarity without Mirrors (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/18zrpb.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/23550

Death, with Benefits (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/223q68.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/571144

Domesticated with Care (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/15tbtc.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/573686

Getting to Know the Girl (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/16t4o6.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/579345/chapters/1039634

Good Enough to Be Getting on With (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/16tras.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/578100/chapters/1037164

Life Worth Loving, A (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/16tokx.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/556246

Message Received (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/283qbp.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/576234

Pretty Girl (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/13ubbh.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1606880

Proper Bride, A (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/19yr52.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/361096

Regular, The (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/233h4a.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/573237

Sacrilege (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/230yzl.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/560860

Slytherin Condition, A (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/13tcnf.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/551048

Tea and Tits (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/16ve4i.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/556816

Test Subject, The (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/262jkn.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/554752

Thoroughly Inappropriate Observation, A (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/253qge.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/357435

To My Heart (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/16w1in.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/566718

Unwinding at Home (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/240w7n.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/576252

Upon Reflection, Draco Would Credit His Hair Tonic (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/ebook/16w9i4.html), by iulia_linnea
Authorized link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/565638

These works may be found listed together (http://www.ebooks-tree.com/search.php?q=Iulia%20Linnea), as well as by searching for "iulia_linnea" on your website. There is a link to a "Full Version" of my works at the top of the following page: "http://www.ebooks-tree.com/search.php?q=Iulia%20Linnea".

These works are my intellectual property. I do not give you or anyone else permission to offer these works for download, and I did not consent for them to be available on your website. I have good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. The information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

I am requesting that you remove my works from your website immediately. I further request that, going forward, you cease to offer any of my works for download on your website, including works that you currently may be offering for download on your website without my knowledge due to your membership requirement.

Again, this information is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I declare that I am authorized to act on my own behalf as the author and owner of this material.

Signed,

iulia_linnea
iulia_linnea@livejournal.com

/letter

This is incredibly annoying, particularly because I might have to send upwards of 749 additional take-down requests—which I will certainly do if necessary, but I hope that it doesn't come to that.

P.S. Ebooks Tree isn't just stealing from fanfic artists and writers; it's also stealing from published authors. >:(

P.P.S. And I'm now convinced that the entire reason this site exists is to collect credit card info when one sets up a "free account" to see what else they've stolen, so please, do not give them your personal and payment information! Send a DMCA complaint to abuse@moniker.com, Ebooks Tree's hosting company.

Comments

( 7 comments )
stgulik
Apr. 14th, 2015 01:26 pm (UTC)
What an utterly sleazy thing to do. They list the works for free, but why would the site be up if it couldn't make a profit? I don't get it.

I went to the site and found there is no overarching Search engine. The list of "authors" is not really in alphabetical order, meaning you can't search for "stgulik" without wading through each page of "ST"s. One wonders if they did that to make it harder for nonpublished authors to send take-down requests.

ETA: Vaysh just now said she thinks this site is just an elaborate credit card phishing scam. This make sense to me. I mean, I looked through all the "ST"s just now, and I saw 12 back issues of Stereophile magazine, one Stephanie Meyers book in Arabic, lots of Swedish stuff, free reports issued by states, and a tremendous amount of free fanfic. It's all so random. They have bigger intentions than reposting an individual's already free works.

Edited at 2015-04-14 01:44 pm (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Apr. 14th, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
They require credit card info to set up a "free" account, which most likely has something to do with how they profit from the site.

When I put my name in the search bar on the top, right-hand corner of the site (after the author-by-letter index), I found my author page directly. I found your author page (links to it with a donotlink link) in the same way. Happily, they've only stolen one of your works.

What a pain in the ass this is! >:(

P.S. I just read your ETA, and I agree with Vaysh. I suppose they figure they can collect enough credit card info to justify the site before the publishers descend upon them.

Edited at 2015-04-14 01:47 pm (UTC)
stgulik
Apr. 14th, 2015 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
dickgloucester
Apr. 14th, 2015 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your help with this. They've stolen two of mine.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 14th, 2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, and bastards!
mundungus42
Apr. 14th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was pretty furious when I found my stuff there yesterday. They also claimed to have 41 comments on one of my stories that I could only see if I gave them my personal information, which smacks even more of a scam.

Long story short, I wrote a similar message to them yesterday and my stuff was no longer on their site less than 24 hours later. So that's good, I guess.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 14th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! I'm glad that they took your stories down.

I was irritated about not being able to see the supposed comments, but I wasn't about to give them my personal info, either.

Here's hoping that enough people complain that the site gets pulled.

Edited at 2015-04-14 10:27 pm (UTC)
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