Authors claim Amazon banned all of their books for “no reason” * Book pirates call authors “elitists” after website gets shut down * Public figure being scrutinized after writing tell-all book * Subpoena by Tweet! * “Fair Use” Battles * Judge blasts newspaper for publishing legally obtained info.
Old yearbook photographers could seriously get into the litigation business with all of the copyright infringement occurring online right now!!
Can you pull short stories from the Internet and include them in your book? NO!
I know an author needs to copyright a book in order to sue anyone who might try to steal it. What about short stories? How does an author protect himself with that type of writing?
I saw your post on the WritersWeekly board and I see that you were able to help other writers in a similar situation.
Yesterday, I became aware that a publisher used a short story in their anthology without my knowledge or consent.
I recently had a bizarre run-in with a copyright-infringing web site owner who went crazy when I found that they’d illegally published one of my articles. But their extreme response taught me a valuable lesson that I now want to share with you. It’s a lesson about making sure you keep your private information private – always.