Bloggers Beware: VSP Publishing

My fellow bloggers,

I would like to say a word on VSP PUBLISHING.

A little more than a year ago, I joined the book tour on The Seduction Expert, whose publisher is VSP Publishing, organized by Book Unleashed. In good faith, I helped promote the book.

Recently, I received an email from Book Unleashed, nicely asking me to take down the previous post that I did on the book, because the publisher wanted to release a new edition of the book. Which I did. I appreciate the email and would gladly remove any post I had done, whether on my blog or those cross-posted to Twitter.

At that time, though, I didn’t remember to delete the cross-tweet that I did.

So today, I received a DMCA notice from Twitter issued by the publisher, that they had removed the concerned tweets. Okay, fine. However, get this–the publisher reported, and I quote, “Description of infringement: This user do not have the right to use our picture without our permission.

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