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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Copyright infringement news...

In the interests of keeping this legal and visible, I present the following:

Noticed the following item for sale thru your site:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Unearthing-ebook/dp/B004JF4NUK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AZC9TZ4UC9CFC&s=digital-text&qid=1296328931&sr=8-1

It is in fact a total plagiarism of this item, also for sale thru your site, these last 4 & 1/2 years:

http://www.amazon.com/Unearthing-Steve-Karmazenuk/dp/1424131642/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296328978&sr=8-1-spell

In short, Peter Michelsen is selling a kindle version of what is in fact my novel, The Unearthing. I am the sole owner of the electronic rights of The Unearthing. While it is published physically through Publish America, my contract specifies ownership of the electronic rights. This Kindle eBook Mr Michelsen is selling is in fact a verbatim copy of my book, which he claims as his own, down to the last typo.

I have never authorised Mr Michelsen, nor anyone else, to sell this work or to sell it on my behalf. I have no agreement with Mr Michelsen, nor have I ever had any contact with him or anyone representing him. I have not been remunerated for any sales of this work.

I hereby declare under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that I am the sole copyright owner for The Unearthing.

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Steve Karmazenuk is an author, music journalist and freelance writer from Montreal, Canada. He also works in post production in the Canadian film industry. His novels include The Omniverse Series: The Unearthing and Through Darkness and Stars, and as the fictional account of the Grunge Music era, Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind.