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Thread: Brenda Van Niekerk

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    Feeling like an old timer rainsmom's Avatar
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    Brenda Van Niekerk

    I purchased a Kindle "book" from this person and was dismayed to have purchased a two-page essay. I left a one-star review, and then checked to see what else she had posted. In May 2011, it appears she posted over 1000 Kindle "books" on a huge variety of topics. These range from short essays to books.

    My gut reaction is that she's "publishing" non-digital content -- but I don't have proof of that. Much of it is recent and very definitely not in public domain. I hope you guys will check out her list and see if you recognize anything there. If she is publishing content she doesn't have rights to, I hope she is stopped.

    I filed a complaint with Amazon.
    Last edited by rainsmom; 06-06-2011 at 07:26 AM.
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    It seems the new scam is to cut-and-paste content from other people's websites and then publish it as a Kindle "book". The person who published the Kindle ebook often has no right whatsoever to the content. Glad you complained!
    Why doesn't George R. R. Martin use Twitter? He already killed off all 140 characters.

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