Thoughts

Plagiarised

Edited the title to make it fit more with the content. Might make a proper Thoughts post on Copyright Infringement in regards to ebooks and the like soon.

Edit2: It’s finally been taken down, took me about 2 weeks for it, and not even a notification from Amazon, had to check it myself. Still, it’s down now, for which I’m glad.

So… today I learned that Losian is apparently popular enough to be pirated. See here.

I’m actually of very mixed feelings about the act of this piracy myself. On the one hand I’m pleasantly surprised that it’s garnered the attention it has, on the other I’m absolutely disgusted by the profiteering this Koren Rabe has done. People are being scammed into paying for what they could otherwise read for free.

However, I have decidedly one minded feelings in regards to how he went about it. The Last Archmage? Really? Of all the dumb names… The MC doesn’t have magic! Well… not magic as we know it anyway, it raises a question I’ve asked myself, is that teleportation and dimensional manipulation “science” or “magic”? Anyway, beyond that there’s an image of a woman in black with wings, which corresponds to no known character in my entire universe. “Change the course of fate”, “Conquer”, the MC does none of those things dammit… I can’t help but feel like my story’s been violated.

Ah well… best form of flattery and all that… Though imitation and copying are two decidedly different things.

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