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    Default Important legal consideration: If you\'ve posted an article on CMON, please take a look at this.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ULTIMATE-FANTASY-MINIATURE-PAINTING-BOOK-FULL-COLOUR_W0QQitemZ8768491112QQcategoryZ90946QQrdZ1QQ cmdZViewItem

    Being a general good citizen, and interested in writing my own eBook (hey, people will buy anything), I found a friend who had bought it, and took a look at it. Apparently it\'s a blatant copy-paste of the entire CMON articles section. Now, I\'m assuming that this guy didn\'t come around and ask each and every one of your permission, especially as he didn\'t give credit to anyone but himself. Assuming you don\'t like other people making money off of work you posted to be viewed for free, I suggest taking it up with eBay. You can view their IP protection policy, and find out how to contact them regarding problems here:
    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/vero/index.html

    If you have doubts about my claims, I suggest taking a look at the files at the address following, using the username and password provided.

    http://www.tokyo-underground.co.uk/

    Username:ebookuser1
    Password:letmein123

    Your friendly neighborhood painter,

    kblaes

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    That f*cker! That IS totally ripped off.

    fixed link:
    http://www.tokyo-underground.co.uk/

    Should I send him this message?

    \"This is just material copied without permission from Coolminiornot.com\'s \"Articles\" section. As a writer of one of the articles I did NOT give my permission for it to be reprinted by you, for profit no less. I doubt the others did either. Please withdraw the item IMMEDIATELY or we will take steps through eBay\'s VeRO program to have it removed.\"

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    good catch, this thread should get interesting!

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    Well, last time I checked, Chern is a laywer... so yes, this will get interesting.


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    I can\'t even get NSA\'s link to work....has the guy been shut down that fast?

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    The link was mssing the . before co.uk, I fixed it, should work now.


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    Yeah...that is freaking blatent isn\'t it?

    I opened up a random sampling and found DragonReach\'s article about painting faces...Complete with pictures of Dragonsreach!!

    If you are going to buy one...better do it soon...I doubt this will be around much longer!!lollol

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    Wow did anyone check out the purchases? He\'s sold a lot of money off those in a short amount of time. Too bad hes profiting off other peoples work.. I hope ebay stops this.

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    Sent this to Ebay:

    Item 8768491112 has been copied from Website www.coolminiornot.com and I am the author of one of the articles copied from that site.

    My permission for this has not been obtained, no communication about using this article, credit for authorship or offer of remuneration has been made.

    The website actually allows visitors and registered members to read these articles without restriction. To make money out of these articles without constent or willing to share/repay the authors is theft.

    Please take the appropriate action to stop any further ebay buyers from being ripped off.


    I will await Ebay\'s reponse and update ASAP.

    This is the kind of book that Chern Ann and CMON itself should produce and be of far higher quality, as several of the articles used are in the First annual.


    Edit: Sent the F****** Git a snotty question via Ebay. It\'ll be interesting to see the response if any. Wonder if it\'s worth contacting the buyers to let them know the\'ve been ripped off.

    I put my article up in good faith for anyone to read, not to have some A*** rip people off with it.

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    I went to ALOT of work in the article I did. It would be neighborly of the fellow to kick down some of the dough he is making from my hard work.

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    from the looks of it, he\'s listed this auction 4-5 times in the last month, and gotten 30-50 buyers each time.

    so he\'s probably brought in a couple thousand $$\'s

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    I saw this the other day on e-bay as I was browsing and it did not occur to me to have a proper look. In fact I nearly considered buying it as for 4 quid it was a steal (pardon the pun), joking aside this is an ultimate rip off of the truest sense to think of all the people who have taken the time to write and post these articles not to mention the proof reading and the final approval by the site, something needs to be done about it.

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    oooh - this is fun!!

    i have had people use my article before(god knows why) but they emailed me. it\'s just rude and arsy if he is making money out of it. seems like ebay have pulled the auction though

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    Originally posted by supervike
    I can\'t even get NSA\'s link to work....has the guy been shut down that fast?
    No, that\'s because I was a moron and reposted the same damn broken link.

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    Originally posted by freakinacage
    oooh - this is fun!!

    i have had people use my article before(god knows why) but they emailed me. it\'s just rude and arsy if he is making money out of it. seems like ebay have pulled the auction though
    Sadly no they didn\'t, I can still pull it up.

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    Wow.

    That\'s a real low-life there. Hopefully there is some justice and his account will be stripped, monetary fines and all that.

    Really a shameful way to take advantage.

    Zach

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    yeah so can i. sorry about that false hope

    are we sure that the files on the other site are related to the book he is selling? and if so, how are we sure?

    also, something i think we have missed, a big thank you to kblaes for bringing this to our attention

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    What a tool! Hope he gets a slapping for it.

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    Jesus what an ignoranus! Other than the blatant theft I can\'t imagine how he thought he\'d get away with it, it\'s not like the fantasy-mini community is that big.

    Einion

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