As usual, we’ve continued to be busy behind the scenes here at Mystical Life Publications, but we wanted to give you all a quick update on what we have been doing. We’ve made a renewed effort to deal with outstanding cases of copyright infringement of our published works, particularly from The Path of the Spiritual Sun by Belsebuub.
For a few years now there was a big effort in finding instances of plagiarism across the net, which many people contributed to. We wanted to sincerely thank all those who were involved and helped bring cases to our attention.
While we’ve been doing our best to deal with this among our other publishing work, we realized that we needed to reassess and create a better and more effective system to deal with and resolve these cases. So we’ve now come up with a plan which we have already started to implement with good results. We wanted to share some of the outcomes with you.
Overall we have about 530 cases to follow up, and have resolved about 370 cases so far (so about 900 total).
Cases range from copying short passages without attribution, to whole articles, and higher priority cases involving published books.
One type of case we’ve consistently seen are scam websites supposedly offering books for download, but requiring you to sign up and give them your personal and payment details first. These sites all follow the same format. Often they have a page with a generic DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) procedure, providing a facade of legitimacy, when in the first place they have no right to be posting any of the books they offer. Getting books unlisted from these sites can be a laborious process. Needless to say, we discourage anyone from attempting to download anything from these sites, as these websites could contain malicious software or viruses.
We are hoping that in the next few months we will have gotten through all of the outstanding cases of copyright infringement, and will have a new system in place to better deal with cases in a more streamlined way.
Our authors choosing to remove their free eBooks from distribution as well as disabling copy-paste abilities on their websites, and now almost entirely removing their most popular articles from the internet, has meant cases have reduced significantly over time. With these protections, the ongoing help of people reporting infringements, and a renewed effort on our part, we believe this will be less of a problem. We can then focus on developing what we publish and the reviving of the knowledge of the spiritual sun.
People can continue to contact us here to report copyright infringement and plagiarism.
Donations and supporting the websites/videos we produce is continuing to help us in all the ways we need right now. So thank you all once again for your continued support, we really appreciate it!