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Wattpad?
« on: February 16, 2010, 06:15:51 AM »

anyone heard of this?  it's apparently an "app" for one of those "iphone" doodads that the young people are so hip to these days.

i wondered if anyone here knew anything about it, because i got a heads-up from a friend to say one of my stories was available on there - which is weird, because i've no idea how it would've got there.  I certainly didn't give any kind of permission.  So, um, i assume a strongly worded email to the moderators is in order here, but i wondered if anyone else has encountered this app?  Is it a legal shareware thing or something a bit more worrying?  i did a quick search but couldn't find any pirated (or otherwise) versions of Permuted books, altho i didn't look everywhere.

mostly i'm just confused.  How did a print version of a story end up on an iphone app?   :-\
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 06:51:11 AM »

Looks like a "shareing" kind of thing.  Person who posted up your book appears to be a young kid and is doing the "Napster" thing.  Post up books, so that he/she can get others from other people.

Not familiar with the Wattpad specifically, but it does clearly list you up there.

I would suggest the Moderator email thing.

And, yes, I've heard of other peer to peer copies of author's books showing up elsewhere.  Somebody buys the ebook version of a book and then decides (for whatever reason) to upload it also.

http://www.wattpad.com/terms

Check section 6.

This "user" on their site is breaking their rules.
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 06:54:00 AM »

This sounds like a job for DRM!
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 08:47:41 AM »

 ???  I hope security is not going to be an issue at the Pit or the Pendulum.

 :police: vs  >:D
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 11:40:59 AM »

:police: vs  >:D

 :police: is obviously me.

While  >:D is obviously my evil counterpart Victorya, who played a very evil trick on me on Skype last night.  :puppet:

I had something similar like this happen before and withdrew it, but I wouldn't hesitate to someone uploading the short story book here. I see it as more free distribution as long as you're (somewhat) controlling where the stuff goes. The only reason I withdrew my book before was A) paranoia and B) the guy had tons of pirated shit, which is scary...
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 08:15:30 PM »

Frank, the Pitt and the Pendulum are secure.  We've got evil (errr, I meant "good") gremlins in disguise lurking in between each word.

No worries, mate!
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 08:18:53 PM »

Frank, the Pitt and the Pendulum are secure.

I sell the stories to rewrite markets who turn them into audio pornography. Just an FYI.  :clown:
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 08:23:38 PM »

Don't listen to him.  He's not really there.  He's really watching TV right now.
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 08:49:02 PM »

He's really watching TV right now.
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Or so you want to believe...
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Re: Wattpad?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 06:35:45 AM »

He's really watching TV right now.
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Or so you want to believe...

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