I discovered a PDF download of one of my books on PDFShare.Org
The book is not out of print. It was apparently posted by "Admin" which suggests whoever is running this site violated my copyright.
This is the link:
Legitimate file sharing sites have a way for copyright holders to register a DMCA objection, and they will remove the offending file if there is an actual copyright violation. PDFShare.Org does not have this option. I can ask Google to disable the search links to the file, but this takes time and does not resolve the copyright violation.
I make my living from my books. This kind of violation of the law erodes my income. This is completely illegal and it's demoralizing to know that my intellectual property is being ripped off like this.
Now, tell me there's nothing that can be done about it. That's what you're *supposed* to say under these circumstances, right?