Apr. 13th, 2015

Updates

Apr. 13th, 2015 06:26 pm
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 Week 2 of limited net connectivity (3 days offline in row). new service ordered (comcast, shudder)  but won't be installed until this weekend.  we have to ration our phone data plan for [personal profile] xlorp 's work, so online access will be spotty,

in the meantime ebooks-tree: what to do, what's happening
>http://www.isfanficlegal.com/post/116301992754/update-below-weve-taken-measures-to-make-it

and you do not need to give credit card info to download the fic or books. If you must click on a link to see your fic, see these posts:
http://meeedeee.tumblr.com/post/116332556976/this-girl-is-this-whole-ebooks-tree-thing-is
http://this-girl-is.tumblr.com/post/116325984080/this-whole-ebooks-tree-thing-is-gross-i-have

also, the
dmca.com badges that people are using link to a pay site that charges you for dmca takedowns. While registering gets you one 'free" takedown, I would be dubious signing up for something that charges $10 for "self-service" DMCA removals.

reminder: this is the Internets. Scraping and linking and archiving and sharing and reblogging and uploading will never be "resolved" or "stopped". Follow the AO3's suggestions about locking your fic and do not be freaked if this happens again and again.  Also keep this in mind when objecting to fans who are sharing or linking to your fanworks for the love of fandom...there are bigger and more troubling forces out there that will seek to profit from fandom. Do not stabby stab one other when the sharks are circling.

and last.....

Here Is Some Context For Your  Fandom Freakout

eBooks piracy has been a challenge for many published and indie authors for a while. You are in (good?) company. A site similar to ebooks-tree is Tuebl

http://www.mtoddgallowglas.com/daily-rants/ebook-piracy-hard-numbers/ (2015)

http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/ebook-publishers-may-soon-sue-isp-providers-over-pirate-ebooks (2014)

http://badredheadmedia.com/2014/07/09/5-tips-handling-dreaded-ebook-pirates-guest-macpetreshock/ (2014)

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ebook-piracy-safer-than-purchase/ (2013)

morgandawn: Fandom is my Fandom (Fandom is my Fandom)
 For tumblr post go here

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Image 1: If ebooks-Tree has links to your fanfic on AO3, this is the screen you will see. The number of stories is in the upper left corner.

Image 2: If ebooks-Tree does not have links to your fanfic on AO3, there will be no stories listed. There will be a fake download link in the center that will take you to a pay website that will ask you for your credit card to download the story. I do not know if you can download stories from this “fake” website link because they require a credit card to test.

Image 3: If the story is on ebooks-Tree you will find an individual page (This story is “A Visit From the Home Office” by [personal profile] esteefee). There are two links: the center link is to the pay website that will ask for a credit card to download your fic. The smaller link to the far left is a direct link to the story on A03. The mobi file in this second link is still stored on A03.

Image 4: The last page is what happens if you click on the “free” link to the left to the mobi file stored on A03. As of 4/13/2015, AO3 has disabled the direct links and this is the page the reader will see. They will not be able to download the A03 file. They will not be able to go to your AO3 page. However, the “fake” link remains - I do not know if you can still access the story from there as it requires a credit card to test.


edited: as of 4/14/2014, ebooks-Tree has found a way to bypass the AO3 block.


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