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Sample DMCA notice for reading-kicks-ass.net

The website http://reading.kicks-ass.net/ contains a significant amount of material that is recognizably copyrighted by our members.    Often sites which post material without permission are outside the United States and governed by different copyright rules.  In this instance the hosting company’s policy explicitly prohibits distribution of copyrighted materials. Legally, DMCA notices must come from the […]

Quick Updates for 2010-07-20

Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Bruce Cordell, James P. Hogan, John Joseph Adams, Ann K. Schwader, Arinn Cirulis, Edward M. Lerner, Mary Robinette Kowal, Justin Achilli, Norman Spinrad, Gareth L Powell, and Holly Black!

A Note to SFWA Members Regarding Night Shade Books

Dear SFWA members: This week, we became aware of three recent instances of Night Shade Books acting against the contractual and legal interest of authors, specifically by not reporting royalties when contractually specified or reporting them inaccurately and/or distributing books in a medium for which it had not legally secured rights. Night Shade does not […]