"Never fear! Our best people are on top of the 4shared site at least. And when you discover ANY site that offers free downloads, unless you know it's a promotion on Kindle, let us know. When our royalty people checked the 4shared site yesterday, they found more than 425 of our products listed for free download...even music for choirs!! It wasn't just fiction. And one of those supposed uploaders of material to the site had uploaded at least 50,000 books, etc. Someone must have a major piracy ring operating. The article in RWA was by a romance author who had no success with getting her work off the site, so she went after the advertisers and contacted them: AT&T, Starbucks, Toyota, etc., and when she told them the site was stealing copyrighted material, they immediately pulled their advertising. I intend to contact RWA to see if I can buy copies of the article for you all. Please spread the word through your blogs about this site."
Have any of you encountered this type of site on the Net? Let's raise awareness about the problem.