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Topic: Isn't that pure copyright infringement?!
Message: Posted by: bangustar (Aug 16, 2017 03:57PM)
Recently I stumble upon private ecommerce sites, which are selling digital magic stuff like ebooks (scanned books), original pdf-files and of course videos all in the price range of 1-2$. I doubt that they have offical permission to deal with those digital goods. I am not talking about the already well discussed 52magic.com.
My question is, what can we do to stop them or whom I have to inform to take proper legal steps against them?
Message: Posted by: WitchDocChris (Aug 17, 2017 09:54AM)
The owners of the copyright have to report them/send a cease and desist.
Message: Posted by: bangustar (Aug 17, 2017 02:45PM)
Thanks for the info. It looks like I should inform every single creator, who is affected by those sites.
Message: Posted by: DelMagic (Aug 17, 2017 06:47PM)
I don't think this would come as a surprise to your average creator of magic tricks/books/video. However, so many of them are on "foreign soil" that there is little the average creator can do.
Message: Posted by: WitchDocChris (Aug 18, 2017 09:55AM)
Piracy is a calculated expense, yes. But we do what we can.
Message: Posted by: protectmagic (Aug 30, 2017 01:20AM)
Bangustar, contact us and we'll let you know what we can do.
Message: Posted by: Luke Jonas (Dec 28, 2017 11:03AM)
Unfortunately there will always be pirated material in every form not just within the magic industry but with everything. where someone can make a quick buck they will do no matter the ethics. its sad but true, especially for creators.
Message: Posted by: debjit (Aug 22, 2018 05:36AM)
[quote]On Aug 30, 2017, protectmagic wrote:
Bangustar, contact us and we'll let you know what we can do. [/quote]

Messaged you. Hope you can help. My new product got pirated in 2 days!
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 22, 2018 09:40AM)
[quote]On Aug 22, 2018, debjit wrote:
[quote]On Aug 30, 2017, protectmagic wrote:
Bangustar, contact us and we'll let you know what we can do. [/quote]

Messaged you. Hope you can help. My new product got pirated in 2 days! [/quote]

It took that long? Usually they move much faster than that.
Message: Posted by: David_MacFarlane (Dec 23, 2018 02:49AM)
Anyone with experience with protectmagic.com?
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Dec 31, 2018 10:09AM)
Years ago, I contacted Chuck Leach (Chazpro) about his stuff being pirated, namely The Raven. We had a two hour long conversation. We do what we can, but...it's Whack-A-Mole. It's kinda like stopping a leak in the Hoover Dam with your finger in a hole, then the whole thing turns into a SCREEN! WHOOSH! It is overwhelming...

Doug
Message: Posted by: protectmagic (Jan 24, 2019 03:03PM)
[quote]On Dec 23, 2018, David_MacFarlane wrote:
Anyone with experience with protectmagic.com? [/quote]

David, if you have any questions, feel free to email us.
Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 7, 2019 02:09AM)
[quote]On Aug 22, 2018, debjit wrote:
Messaged you. Hope you can help. My new product got pirated in 2 days! [/quote]
[quote]On Aug 30, 2017, protectmagic wrote:
It took that long? Usually they move much faster than that. [/quote]

Lol it's a very sorry state of affairs. I feel magic companies should develop ways where the product cannot be downloaded or the buyer's name and email should be watermarked in their copy. Online education institutes are all doing them. Atleast the magic companies should contact the piracy sites on behalf of the creators, especially after the high royalties they charge.
Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 7, 2019 02:59AM)
This pirate site has their whatsapp number listed so I was able to contact them and get my download removed from their site: http://prntscr.com/muheir

I suggest all creators to do the same.
Message: Posted by: OzTheMentalist (Mar 16, 2019 05:32PM)
[quote]On Mar 7, 2019, debjit wrote:
This pirate site has their whatsapp number listed so I was able to contact them and get my download removed from their site: http://prntscr.com/muheir

I suggest all creators to do the same. [/quote]


Yeah but very few of these Chinese sites actually listen. Btw I got your Social Prediction from Penguin. Great trick
Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 20, 2019 10:50AM)
[quote]On Mar 17, 2019, OzTheMentalist wrote:
[quote]On Mar 7, 2019, debjit wrote:
This pirate site has their whatsapp number listed so I was able to contact them and get my download removed from their site: http://prntscr.com/muheir

I suggest all creators to do the same. [/quote]


Yeah but very few of these Chinese sites actually listen. Btw I got your Social Prediction from Penguin. Great trick [/quote]

Thanks a lot man :)