I launched Paradigm Lost in late March of this year. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s done far better than I ever thought it would; but sales are still solidly in the four-figure range. All of that being said, it’s already being pirated on at least one site: mobilism.org, which appears to be run by a gentleman out of Ukraine. However, the person (i.e., Mobilism user) who pirated my book claims to live in the U.S.–and claims to be a disabled veteran, too.
It would be very easy for law enforcement to identify this person, if they have the resources available (unfortunately there is a lot of crime out there). Since the link has likely been used more than ten times, this person has committed a felony:
18 U.S. Code § 2319(b) Any person who commits an offense under section 506 (a)(1)(A) of title 17—
Maybe I should’ve mentioned in my bio that I was an expert in cybercrime investigations.
Anyway, please report all Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations (of anything, not just my books) to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center: https://www.iprcenter.gov/. You never know when your tip will lead an investigation to a big fish (or even a little one–they’re criminals, too).