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So that means anything posted on that site belongs to the original author and can NOT be given away by literotica for use by another person.
You certainly look like a sock puppet, having just registered today. And, similar to Cruz, you can't spell correctly.
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As for the link to Literotica 2 that you posted, the authors agreed. There is a whole thread on the Lit forums about those collections.
Have you ever considered that Maria is the author of the other material and that she is working/publishing under a pen name? I think its dangerous to report these things, and could lead to libel or defamation lawsuits if your accusations are incorrect.
I was just reading the responses in this thread and I don't like it one bit. So I will try to bring some levity to this situation. Bear in mind, and in advance, I am not Maria Cruz (just want to throw that out there before the witch hunt turns in my direction).
It is absolutely, 100% wrong to make allegations such as these, and drag someone's name through the mud until the allegations are PROVEN true. I often write under a pen name and workshop my stories under a pen name until I am ready to publish. In fact, I will sometimes use a character's name from one of my books to work under.
Someone once dragged me through the mud when they googled my pen name and found that there was a book published using my name as a character and from then, went on to rake me over the coals before it was clarified that I simply like to workshop under a pseudonym then everything was pretty much forgotten and things went back to normal. But you cannot imagine how horrible it felt to - even for a moment, be accused of surreptitious behavior and having to clarify myself, have people doubt me for a while and refuse to workshop with me all because I'm shy and afraid of embarrassment and thus, wanted to obtain peer reviews under a pen name.
So we cannot assume without proof, much less broadcast this information without proving that it is true. It is wrong. How would you feel if you hurt this person without knowing whether or not she was plagiarising someone else's work? Contact the smashword author and notify them directly. If that person informs you that the book is unauthorized who knows, what if Carl East was the Plagiariser and not the other way around? Not saying that he is but...
How was Maria able to access their author central accounts? Or do you mean, she accessed her own and deleted the books? She could easily access kindle and unpublish there as well.
If she is plagarising authors it is indeed a despicable act. But let's not get too superior here, you've notified the community and for that we all thank you, and will just need to know to be careful and watch our work. A person would have to be mentally disturbed or greedy to do such things as to steal someone else's material.