Indiana, the state where plagiarizing publishers are pampered. Consider the case of David B. Boyer, still on the loose selling plagiarized materials through Amazon, through Lulu, etc.. Consider the Consumer Fraud Division that won't shut him down because he's just stealing from writers. That's you and me.
Writers don't have rights, do they? A book full of stolen materials is a physical product and to sell it under false label (without the author's permission and under someone else's name) is consumer fraud. So why isn't the Assistant Attorney General of Indiana closing down the state's most blatant plagiarizing scam publisher- namely David B. Boyer of Vincennes, IN?
So I'm going to up the game and start writing to the Attorney General of Indiana, and congressmen in Indiana pointing out that this kind of lax enforcement gives their state a bad name.
Right now David B. Boyer is still selling plagiarized writing from a variety writers both known and unknown. He sells them under his own name and under many aliases.
We writers have to demand that the State Attorney General treat this as fraud.
Look, they want us all to file copyright infringement suits across state lines against nickel and dime con artists like David B. Boyer of Vincennes, IN. Well, the fact is creeps like Boyer are stealing from writers, producing a falsely labeled product and selling it across state lines via the Internet. It's a crime. They're criminals.
But because we're only writers and it's only "intellectual property," we're all supposed to roll over for these spineless thieves.
I'm going to start this ball rolling again. I'll take all the help I can get. You've all been great so far but I'm going to ask for your help again. We need to band together against this.
Plagiarism and re-publishing for profit is a crime and I'm going to work to see creeps like David B. Boyer locked up.
He sent me a confession. I can't wait to find the right law enforcement officer to send it to.