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Munishwar Gulati

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My content has been uploaded by others on Scribd and other platforms
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 12:15 AM
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I received following email from Amazon

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DECODED by Gulati, Munishwar (AUTHOR); Gulati, Mini (AUTHOR) (ID:10138660)

While reviewing your book(s), we found content inside that’s freely available on the web.

Before we can move forward, we’ll need you to take one of the following actions within five days. If no action is taken within the five days, your book(s) will be blocked and you won’t be able to offer it for sale on Amazon:

A. If you hold the publishing rights for this book, simply resubmit your book. That’s it! No need to respond any further.

To resubmit your book:
1. Go to Your Bookshelf: https://kdp.amazon.com/bookshelf
2. Click the ellipsis button ("...") under the Book Actions menu next to the book.
3. Select "Edit book details."
4. Review the metadata and content.
5. Click Save and Continue, then click the button to publish at the bottom of the page.

B. If you don’t hold the rights for this book, you will need to unpublish/delete your book from Bookshelf.

To unpublish/delete your book:
1. Go to Your Bookshelf: https://kdp.amazon.com/bookshelf
2. Click the ellipsis button ("...") under the Book Actions menu next to the book.
3. Select "Unpublish" or “Delete”
  • Note: The “Delete” option is only available for books that haven’t yet been published.

C. If the book is in the public domain, please reply to this email and confirm (with URLs):

1. The initial publication date of the original work
2. The authors’ names and their dates of death
3. If this is a translated work, please provide all translators and their dates of death, as well as the initial publication date of the translation.

As a reminder, since publishing books without holding the necessary publishing rights is against our policy, we may suspend or terminate accounts that try to do so.

For any questions, you can reply to this email: content-review@amazon.com..

The above book contains pages from my book which I have written way back in 2000 and uploaded on KDP also.

After this email I checked on Internet and found that some people have uploaded mu books on scribd which I have informed to Scribd as Copyright violation.

Also some other people have used the content in their Study material and is now available on the Net. What should I do? I have already unpublished the book and requested Amazon to provide me the details of the content freely available.

Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: My content has been uploaded by others on Scribd and other platforms
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 4:43 AM   in response to: Munishwar Gulati in response to: Munishwar Gulati
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Munishwar Gulati wrote:

Also some other people have used the content in their Study material and is now available on the Net. What should I do? I have already unpublished the book and requested Amazon to provide me the details of the content freely available.

If you replied TO THE E-MAIL you got, then you should be okay with Amazon, and they shouldn't be blocking your books and you should have time to get the matter settled. If you used the Contact Us at the bottom right of this page, then I'd go back to the e-mail you got and reply to it, just to cover yourself.

See what kind of response you get to your request.

See also what others here say.
Munishwar Gulati

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Re: My content has been uploaded by others on Scribd and other platforms
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 5:47 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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sent the message via Contact Us.... at the bottom right of the page
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: My content has been uploaded by others on Scribd and other platforms
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 6:19 AM   in response to: Munishwar Gulati in response to: Munishwar Gulati
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Munishwar Gulati wrote:
sent the message via Contact Us.... at the bottom right of the page

Please also do a Reply to the e-mail you received, and give them the same info & request.
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