The ZLS Publishing Policy Concerning Online Piracy
Online piracy of digital books is a matter of growing concern. Even as ZLS Publishing explores and partakes in the many new and exciting opportunities presented by the digital world, at the forefront of our digital strategy is a firm commitment to battling piracy. The security of our authors’ copyrights has been a primary concern in every digital partnership or project we have undertaken. Unquestionably, however, as the digital world has expanded and ebooks have become more popular, the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing and sites that feature user-posted content has led to a higher level of unauthorized posting and sharing of our copyrighted content. Responding to these evolving threats requires vigilance and innovation.
We work to stop online piracy as promptly as we can. The ZLS Publishing’s legal department acts quickly to notify site operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) where piracy occurs, by issuing copyright infringement notices both for electronic versions of our books and for the sale of unauthorized physical editions at online booksellers. These notices generally have the desired result with respect to materials posted and hosted on third-party sites. Peer-to-peer file sharing presents more difficult challenges, but we are working to take advantage of evolving strategies to deter this kind of piracy as well.
We place Digital Rights Management restrictions or DRM restrictions preventing people from file sharing. In the event we offer file sharing it is for no more than one hour and there are tight restrictions on that. We also provide Search-Inside-The-Book features, therefore allowing potential customers to get a glimpse of the book before it is bought. Those pages are very limited and only expose enough to peak the readers curiosity.
As we move forward in these endeavors, the help of readers, authors, booksellers and concerned citizens will be critical. We ask that if you see ZLS Publishing books illegally posted online or sold in the black bookmarket illegally,, you please bring this to our attention and we will review the matter and take prompt and appropriate action. We will need certain specific information in order to act effectively, and have provided an online form that may be used to notify us of any instances of abuse or infringement.
We hope you find this information helpful and thank you in advance for your help.
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