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This is absolutely bizarre. I have no idea why anyone would do this, speaking as an editorial assistant, except perhaps a ransom? There's no way to secretly publish Margaret Atwood's work and make money off of it. It's not like painted art or sculptures-- there's always a extra copy, a digital footprint. There's no way you'd be able to escape getting your pants sued off, unless you just wanted a peek at Margaret Atwood's work as a superfan?

Anyone with more experience have ideas? 
*Edited for Atwood's name. 


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Originally posted by Evelynwhy1 Evelynwhy1 wrote:

This is absolutely bizarre. I have no idea why anyone would do this, speaking as an editorial assistant, except perhaps a ransom? There's no way to secretly publish Margret Atwood's work and make money off of it. It's not like painted art or sculptures-- there's always a extra copy, a digital footprint. There's no way you'd be able to escape getting your pants sued off, unless you just wanted a peek at Margret Atwood's work as a superfan?

Anyone with more experience have ideas? 

I think there are lots of ways to make a profit.
Just like you can download any movie you want and not pay for it.
If whoever uses a server outa say Russia to offer quick sees or 
whole books for hardly anything before it hits the selves? Then 
some asshat just puts it up for grabs on the internet and there
goes the opening sales as no one would have to pay for it.
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I mean, I know you can pirate it. Shoot, there's a copy of Stephen King's The Shining up for all to see on PDF. But, that book has been out and about for more than thirty years. But man, there would be serious legal teams involved in that sort of stuff. Like I said, you could get your pants sued off and then some. 
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Some places will not give up the real rat behind these things.
And then the cost of sueing is really costly, especially if the 
sued is of modest means anyway, and the damage is already done.
I think the lesson to be learned here is to really check everything
out before you reply or click on something.
If you do a search on Google for writing infringements or something
to that effect you will find a bunch of it has been done and no one 
can do anything but ask the web sites to take it down.
There has been a lot of people taking someone's book and changing 
the title and maybe make it Gay instead of hetro or something and 
then putting out there for sale on Amazon. They change it just enough 
that a person is not looking for it in that genre.
We had a big discussion about it a few years back here.
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As Suave says, it's pretty easy to make money out of it - even on Facebook there are masses of webs selling illegal pdfs. You report them (it has to be the author or publisher) and the next day there's another. Plenty countries don't particularly care about US/UK/Aus/EU etc copyright laws. Publishers have entire departments dedicated to rooting these things out but they breed too fast. The argument is usually that writers from so-called first world countries 'earn so much' they don't need to take money from people in certain other countries, that the 'real' books are too expensive for some countries etc etc etc - but Joe Bloggs is still making money out of it, so... 
Stopping people-trafficking is hard - imagine how hard it is to stop intellectual rights breaches.
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Here is one instance, it is hard to come up with the right search on Google.


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