My 2nd DMCA notice, and it doesn’t get any easier receiving one. This time it’s from WordPress, and again, I was shocked and angry and upset. To my knowledge, I hadn’t done anything wrong. And I maintain it.
What is it with authors and publishers that they’re so trigger happy to send DMCA notices to bloggers? Doesn’t anyone know you can email bloggers (if an email address is available) or comment on any post on their blog and they’ll receive the comment and respond accordingly?
Here’s the post in question:
The post was written in 2-thousand-freakin’-5!
I guess they can’t take criticism, which was the reason for the DMCA notice. I bet if I’d written a glowing review, I wouldn’t have received one.
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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LAST NIGHT WITH THE DUKE
New York Times Bestselling Author Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: March 7, 2018
Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?
The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling around London that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind–until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.
Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride in Last Night with the Duke, the first novel in the brand-new Regency Rakes of St. James series by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.
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