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Piracy: it’s a crime by liako, on Flickr
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An alert from authors in my professional group warned that when googling her book title several links on YouTube appeared with links to her book, advertising it for unauthorized free download. Her book is available on Amazon, Smashwords and Scribd. She filed a report with YouTube and the links were removed. She commented that Amazon gives an option for Digital Rights Management, while Smashword has looser policies. Another member of the group had her books pirated in spite of having digital rights enabled, and commented that removing the links on YouTube does not necessarily solve the problem. Ruth L-W, Editor