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Please be advised that Ebooks Tree's URL no longer ends in .com (ebooks-tree.com); it now ends in .net (ebooks-tree.net). Further, ebooks-tree.com now redirects to ebooks-tree.net. I believe that this change may have been made by Ebooks Tree to avoid having to take down stolen material, which means that in order to have stolen material removed from the site, one needs to submit a DMCA complaint letter to abuse@moniker.com (Moniker is Ebooks Tree's hosting site) with the altered links to one's works.

When I search for my name, I no longer find any works listed for me on an author's page (who knows how long that will last?), but there remains available a "Full Version" download option of my works. When I click the relevant link, I'm directed to an account-creation page and told that there are works of mine available on the site.

This is all as hinky as hell! >:(

And now I'm off to request that the "Full Version" is removed.

My first post about this topic.

My second post about this topic.

ETA: My works appear to have been completely removed.

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( 9 comments )
fairyniamh
Apr. 14th, 2015 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update. I hope it's okay to share this information. :) *hugs*
iulia_linnea
Apr. 14th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, and please do share this info!

P.S. My works appear to have been completely removed. What about yours?

Edited at 2015-04-14 05:09 pm (UTC)
fairyniamh
Apr. 14th, 2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
All of mine appear to be down. I searched for a few people and I noticed their works are down as well.

I still don't trust the site though.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 14th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
I don't trust it, either, and intend to check back from time to time. Of course, this can't possibly be the only phishing site of its kind, so I hope that people don't give in to curiosity and create accounts to see what's been stolen from them. Phishing for payment and personal information is precisely why sites like this one exist!
crmediagal
Apr. 14th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
Glad your works were removed. I sent them a general request to have one of my stories removed late yesterday and it's already gone. I don't think you have to go through all the hoops now that you had to before.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 14th, 2015 07:22 pm (UTC)
Glad they took down your work. :)
crmediagal
Apr. 14th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
Me, too. I only heard about this whole fiasco yesterday. I'm relieved to see people's stories are being removed from this site, though, and with less hassle than apparently before.
willibald
Apr. 15th, 2015 08:03 am (UTC)
I've passed a link to your post to a friend who has been doing a lot to alert British fandom to this problem. I was first made awere by a link to this http://www.isfanficlegal.com/post/116301992754/weve-been-getting-pings-and-s-all-morning-about which was quite informative.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 15th, 2015 12:29 pm (UTC)
I started from that ef yeah copyright law entry, too, but I don't have tumblr and missed the update. Thank you for linking to it. I heard from Moniker last night before bed that they don't actually host ET's content (they sold the domain names to them), and I wanted to figure out who did host them today. I'm glad that it's already been done.

My content was removed after contacting ET. Do you know people whose content hasn't been after sending DMCA complaints?

Shog says that no matter what Webzilla says about perhaps not accepting DMCA complaints that don't contain legal names and addresses, they will still accept DMCA complaints sent without them, and that we should all follow the DMCA requirements and ignore any attempts by such companies to confuse the issue. Any hosting company must respond to proper DMCA complaints by removing infringing work from their servers, and ef yeah copyright law's template is all we need use.
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