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Monday, May 24, 2010
Does that solve the problem of piracy? No.
Does this prevent it from ever happening? No.
I am a realist (yes, and a dreamer) and I do know that theft has and always will be a huge problem with human nature. People steal for all kinds of reasons, and piracy of intellectual rights comes with its own built-in justification system. While some feel it'll never go away so lie down and don't fight it, others will take the necessary steps to right the wrong when they can. These, too, are both sides of human nature, and neither is the wrong approach.
To those who feel they have all the answers and that theirs is the ONLY sensible approach, good for you. I'm glad you're satisfied with where you're at and with what's happening to your works. To others who feel piracy threatens their livelihood or profession, I feel for you. We ARE limited to some extent by what we can and cannot do to prevent piracy. But we can at least try. And good for those of you who took a stand. Most people balk at a fight or challenge. It's far easier to walk away than to step into the battle.
As I've been saying a lot the past couple of days:
You either stand for something, or you sit for everything.
To those authors whose works are still up even after reporting abuse, be patient. It'll take a few days, but once you've provided the info they requested, it'll get taken down and I suspect without much of a fight--as mine was. Good luck to you all and kudos for standing for something.
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I wish JA Konrath and everyone else, no matter which side of this debate you're on, the very best in success always.
If you haven't read the previous links on this topic, here they are:
Update: Author JA Konrath defends copyright piracy
Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
critically acclaimed author of Whale Song, The River, Divine Intervention