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Anti Piracy Report

The easy availability of pirated works online affects the entire book publishing community, including authors, readers, publishers, agents and booksellers. The effects of piracy can range from the tangible (lost sales, lower author royalties) to the intangible (decline in the perception of the value of a book).

To help combat digital piracy and protect our authors’ content, Macmillan has implemented a global, multi-faceted anti-piracy strategy.

  • Macmillan has created a piracy enforcement division which, in conjunction with our legal department, manages all of our anti-piracy efforts. Macmillan has engaged Covington & Burling, a leading anti-piracy service, to monitor known piracy and file-sharing websites and services, and to issue take-down notices when pirated content is found.
  • Macmillan has published a simple web form (below) for anyone to report pirated content. When the form is completed, a request is automatically sent to Covington & Burling to initiate a take-down notice. These tips supplement Covington & Burling’s automatic monitoring.
  • Macmillan works with national and international organisations to stay abreast of new technology and solutions, participate in important litigation, refer sites to law enforcement and hire investigators for international piracy.
  • Macmillan Publishers is dedicated to global protection, including the titles of our sister companies in the US, UK and Germany.

Please join us in helping to protect the work of our authors by participating in our anti-piracy efforts.

To report an incident of online piracy (unauthorised publication) of a Macmillan book in electronic, audio and/or print format, please provide the information below.

Please use a separate form for each website (for example, you may submit all titles or multiple postings of the titles that appear on that same website on one form). Please provide the exact link within each website for each work.

Macmillan may send takedown notices or take other action for works where it publishes or distributes the work.

We will only use your email address if we have a question about the information you provided.

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