Saturday, August 20, 2016

UPDATE: Mystery Science Storybook Officially Removed from Amazon and Blurb




Read all the backstory here.

Unfortunately friends, both Amazon and Blurb have caved to the lying, unfounded DMCA notices sent to them by James Nguyen, director of Birdemic: Shock and Terror. I have taken the precaution of removing Night of the Living Storybook from Blurb and a new file for the second volume will be uploaded to the Kindle version too. This is a huge blow, but I'm not done fighting. In the meantime, the best thing anybody can do to help is to:

1. Download the book FOR FREE on Archive.org.

2. Share the hell out of this story on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, EVERYWHERE you can! In the world of DMCA, you are guilty until proven innocent, and showing the world what a greedy, pathetic, talentless a-hole James Nguyen is the only way to get justice! Please share THIS LINK as it has all the details.

3. Consider making a donation or becoming a patron.
I know times are tough and I honest to god won't hold it against you if you can't, but I'm about to lose a ton of sales and dollars because of Mr. Nguyen's actions, so if you have ANYTHING to spare to keep the series afloat, it would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED

Will keep everybody updated as events continue to unfold.

4 comments:

Trekker4747 said...

Have you filed or made any kind of appeal to Amazon pointing out your book is protected under Fair Use as it is a criticism on "Birdemic" and not capitalizing or stealing from his work as original material? I suspect pulling the book is a knee-jerk, CYA, reaction until things are straightened out and not meant to be taken as they're not on your side.

SRD said...

I'm in the process of getting it back up, and the fair use argument will be front and center.

David said...

This is an interesting story, and it looks like he's on very shaky ground, though I don't know either work. If the book was removed via DMCA, did you file a counter-notice?

SRD said...

We're in the process on that one. I have some really good international legal people advising me on this