Plagiarists BEWARE! “Formal Notice”

This is hereby formal public notice that my works have been plagiarized and reposted on other websites without my permission.  These sites are in direct violation of my copyrights.  I have sent formal requests to all sites asking that my stories be removed from their websites.

“Now That’s Fucking Hardcore!” has been posted on UrSexStories without my permission.  DMCA takedown notice has been filed.  All info listed for this company is bogus.  I am in the process of contacting the hosting company.

“Seventeen” has been posted to a community forum called eXBii and takedown notice sent.  Thanks to the admin for being so quick to remove my works.  However, for the record, next time an author claims copyrights, you might not want to be such raving assholes about it.  If you are going to run a community properly, it is your legal obligation to investigate any and all claims of copyright infringement.  If you do not want to be bothered, then shut your site down and quick taking your frustrations out on the authors who have had their works blatantly stolen and then hosted on your site.

Portions of the novels Vindictus, The Dark Lord and The Red Fang appear on TheBeaverFarm and have been posted without my permission.  DMCA takedown notice has been filed.

My story “Seventeen” has been reposted on Pornviet without my permission.  DMCA takedown notice has been filed, with no results.  I am now in the processing of contacting their hosting service.  It is my sincerest hopes that the host of the site yanks the entire site down.  Ditto for Ur Sex Stories.

1.  I am the original author and owner of the copyrights to these works.  They have been posted without my permission.  My stories appear on select websites only and those listed did not have my permission to post my stories.

2.  I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

Nicola Matthews


The Red Fang, a BEFORE THE SUN RISES novel

Vindictus, The Dark Lord


“Now That’s Fucking Hardcore!”

“Primal Urge”

“The Darkness Within”


“The Devil’s Slave”

and the novel Temptation

Would You Rather Be Plagiarized or Not Known?

A post by a member of a story forum I frequent had me pondering this question:  Which would be worse to you as a writer, being plagiarized but having your work read all over the internet, or having it sit inside your computer never to be read by anyone?

Personally, I would rather have my work sit inside my computer and never see the light of day before I would ever want someone to post it and take credit for my hard work.  I don’t care how many people read it, what kind of rave reviews it got, or even if it meant passing up a great book deal, I would absolutely not want my work plagiarized.

The poster had said he would rather have his work read, even if it meant being plagiarized, because it would be known by so many people and would make it easier to become a bestseller of some sort.  And if, in the event it was made into a bestseller of some sort, it would be easy enough to find the original author.  I completely disagree with this.  There are no telling how many bestselling books have been written, how many blockbuster movies, and how many number one songs have been blatantly ripped off and the original author was never the wiser. 

Ponder this, if you would, for a moment.  Someone repeatedly posts your work all over the internet, taking credit for your hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and imagination.  It gets read by millions.  You don’t say anything.  Then one day you realize your story was made into a bestselling novel.  Unless you filed copyrights on your work, you are going to be hard put to prove that you actually wrote the original one, especially if you never bothered to confront the original plagiarizer.  And IF it did become a bestseller, who do you think the publisher is going to contact, the person claiming the work as their own, or the one who actually wrote it…the one who hasn’t bothered to say, “Hey!  I wrote that!  That’s mine!  You plagiarized!”  And if you wait until everyone knows the work in question, then the fans of the one claiming the work as his/her own is going to say that you are merely trying to hitch a free ride on someone else’s hard work.

Personally, in my honest opinion, anyone who would be okay with having their work plagiarized is not a true writer at heart.  It takes a LOT of hard work to create a literary work.  Some writers get so attached to their characters, like they have almost become real, tangible people.  The thought of anyone going through that much trouble, thought, and hard work and not be totally infuriated by the thought of having that work stolen makes absolutely no sense to me.  If you don’t care about what you have created, then what was the point?  Why did you bother to commit it to paper if you are just going to hand it over to thieves with a smile?  Writers may write to be read, but NOT if it means that someone else will get the credit.

So fellow writers, which would you prefer, and why?