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The Potential Downside for Publishers of Making Pirate Links Less Relevant

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So I got to send a DMCA notice this morning for someone hosting The Crimson Pact on their pirate site.  The only reason I found it was due to a Google Alert.

And that makes me question the policy of downgrading pirate sites in search results.

Should I start changing my alerts to "all results" (and get a bunch of random unrelated crap), or will I still see pirate results so that I can actually ask they be taken down?

I don't know the answer to that question.  I wish I did.  But it does tell me that simply removing it from the public eye isn't going to make piracy go away.

Alliteration Ink's official piracy policy is available at http://alliterationink.com/piracy.html

If you pirated some of our work, buy a copy for a friend.  Buy the next thing that comes out.  Support those making the art and entertainment you enjoy.

Thanks.

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