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Preventing Piracy

Preventing Piracy

If you have found your physical titles being pirated and sold in a bookstore without your permission you can use our handy 6-step guide to help you through the mediation process.

Alternatively the IPO details what rights you have in the UK.

Digital piracy can be a more complicated matter to resolve due to the internet's lack of borders.

The PA is not in a position to give legal advice; if you find your titles being pirated online you can use a notice & takedown service such as the PA's Copyright Infringement Portal to issue infringing sites with a DMCA/E-commerce compliant takedown notice.

Official information on the US DMCA requirements are spelt out in 17 U.S. Code § 512 - Limitations on liability relating to material online ; in particular  ... (c) Information Residing on Systems or Networks At Direction of Users.— ... (3)Elements of notification.— . The  European Union and its member states are regulated by the e-Commerce Directive with less detail de lege lata; c.f. in particular Article 14. It is recommended that independent legal advice should be sought before sending takedown notices.

If you are not a rights holder and would like to report the piracy of books, either physical or digital, click here.

For more information relating to our anti-piracy activities on behalf of the industry please contact us.