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    Post by Whknight on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:51 am

    So has Amazon replied back if they are going to do something about it?


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    Post by Tolvo on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:02 am

    Let's not start a discussion about that in this thread eh?

    I'm curious about Amazon's word as well.
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    Post by FexDS on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:46 am

    Hi guys

    I had to travel to Korea so this has derailed my free-time activities. Im in Seoul for another 3 days but I am sending my signed C&D/DMCA to my lawyer New York and he will be contacting Amazon on our behalf. I should have some sort of reply when I get back to Tokyo.


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    Post by Forum Pirate on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:06 pm

    Also, to sell guides for profit, don't you need the owners permission? From only gave that to the guys who did the real guide.

    The whole point of keeping the guides so limited was to keep the game difficult, while giving those who ordered the collectors edition something special for their support.


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    Post by ChizFreak on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:48 pm

    FexDS wrote:Dear all,

    I am certain you will be all as surprised as I was when I happened upon this "author" on kindle books who has copied and pasted our wiki into a text file and is attempting to sell it on ebay for the outrageous amount of 3.36 pounds.

    Our wiki copyright licence is as follows:

    Contributions to http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/ are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative-Works Non-Commercial 3.0 License. Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative-Works Non-Commercial 3.0 License

    Since this person is clearly infringing on our copyright, I will be sending an infringement notice to Amazon and hope to see this account suspended shortly.

    However, I believe the community would likely like to share their opinions of this in the seller's page so that some poor hollowed soul doesn't fall for this scam.

    Go get 'em.


    I've watching this guy's account and he has LOTS of guide of games, all at the same price, and all with that Kindle edition. This guy only does scam and he should be brought to law. This is not the first time, look at his account, he has even TF2 guide, wtf? a guide for Team Fortress 2? That's clearly ripped from their wiki.


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    Post by SlakeMoth on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:02 pm

    O.K. I published my review on Amazon. Lets hope too many people don't get suckered into buying this before the warnings are published.
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    Post by Po1ymorph on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:58 pm

    Amazing. What a deplorable act. I have left a review of this "product". I have contacted Eurogamer with this info as well, hopefully they will do some journalism on it.

    The rest of this persons items seem just as dodgy. Amazon clearly needs to suspend this person account.


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    Post by FexDS on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:32 pm

    Hi everyone

    An update on this: Amazon has acknowledged receipt and confirmed takedown of the infringing content.

    Unfortunately our claim pertains only to our copyright so the other copyright owners will have to make their own claims against this scammer.

    Regardless, good work everyone and some kudos to Amazon for a quick response to our lawyer's missive.

    *Praise the Sun*


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    Post by Yesuurd on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:36 pm

    Joy victory!!! also I think our reviews will be seen by many before buying anything from that author so this is a great thing.


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    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:49 pm

    good stuff to hear Fex, shame we couldn't take the account down too :|

    oh well, win for our lot though big grin


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    Post by Emergence on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:25 pm

    Way to mobilize! Thanks everyone. Although my review never made it up...


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    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:34 pm

    Emergence wrote:Way to mobilize! Thanks everyone. Although my review never made it up...

    Same, maybe our criticisms were a bit too vivid silly


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    Post by FexDS on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:36 pm

    Emergence review:

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    Post by ARSP on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:45 pm

    Wiki 1 scammers 0


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    Post by PlasticandRage on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:09 pm

    Oh man, I was too late on the draw on this one. I really wanted to see his page before it was taken down.

    Did they take down his whole profile or just the item related to this wiki?


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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:11 pm

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    Post by PlasticandRage on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:24 pm

    Never mind. I found em.


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    Post by meridam99 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:36 pm

    Emergence wrote:Way to mobilize! Thanks everyone. Although my review never made it up...

    I wonder why!


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    Post by berkut on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:08 pm

    Awesome job to all those who posted reviews, and a very hearty thank you to the mysterious NY lawyer who made it all happen happy.


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    Post by Digitalyzed on Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:31 am

    Is the seller that "Tamara Hamtom" person? She/He seems to be selling all of these things for the Kindle, though I can't see any of the reviews you guys posted.


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    Post by Whknight on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:28 pm

    Awesome to hear! Maybe next time they'll think twice! big grin


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    Post by Sunbro4evar on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:59 pm

    Glad it was took down!


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