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Copyright Infringement and Registration

News for authors! I know that some writers do not register copyrights at the U.S. Copyright office. I register all my books, and it’s easy to do and fairly inexpensive.  Even if you have copyright as soon as you create, in order to bring a lawsuit for infringement, which as you know has been a big discussion of late, you need registered copyright.  Frankly, getting that official certificate feels great and gives validation of your creation.

I also apply for a Library of Congress number for my own books and send a print copy off to Washington D.C. I guess it’s my legacy as an author to think after I’ll be long gone,  my books are still alive.

Authors, take the plunge if you haven’t already! Register your books and be protected. At least if someone steals your work, you’ll have recourse.

The U.S. Supreme Court held today that bringing a suit for copyright infringement requires that the infringed work actually be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, and that a mere application for…

Source: SCOTUS on Copyright Infringement and Registration

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Amazon Won Arbitration That Addresses The Six-Figure ‘Book Stuffing’ Kindle Scam

An interesting read about scams on the Kindle platform – book stuffing.  No, it’s not a book stuffed into a turkey cavity.  It’s something entirely different where cheating authors make $100K per month abusing the KDP platform.  Read how they scam you, the reader, and steal profits from honest authors.  Amazon is putting a stop to the abuses of the system.

Last Tuesday, an Amazon subsidiary filed in federal court seeking to confirm an arbitration award against a self-publisher alleged to have abused Kindle’s terms by “combining selections of works they had already published into purportedly new books,” a practice called book stuffing.

Source: Amazon Won Arbitration That Addresses The Six-Figure ‘Book Stuffing’ Kindle Scam