Protect Yourself. Sign now.
Thank you Mr. Ramsey Campbell for being the first to sign!
But you can all help.
I've started the online petition you see in the upper left hand corner of my blog to bring pressure to bear on the Greg Zoeller, the Attorney General of Indiana, to enforce Indiana Consumer Fraud laws against publishers who plagiarize for profit like David B. Boyer.
His Deputy Attorney General, Tom Irons, Consumer Fraud Division claims he has no jurisdiction to do so, saying that the issue is really an intellectual property issue. I say when publishers steal copyrighted works, then make them into physical products for sale to consumers that it's Consumer Fraud. So I'm going over his head with this online petition. We'll present our collected signatures to Greg Zoeller.
I'm also contacting major newspapers around in Indiana and across the country to examine this issue in the public domain because it affects all of us. If any of you know reporters who would be willing to examine the facts as presented at B Thoughtful's blog at http://b-thoughtful2.blogspot.com, please direct them there to see for themselves or have them contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyer's business associates include Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu among others. I'll be starting another campaign to force them to use their massive computing power to check works they are publishing to see if they're plagiarized. Let's face it- if B Thoughtful can do this all by herself and find the facts, these publishers who have massive databases of published stories can do the same. They profit from their published plagiarisms just like creeps like David Boyer.
Sign the petition, will you? Let's bring some pressure to bear on both law enforcement and the giant publishers.
The next novel, story or article that's stolen and published for profit could be yours.