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From: "Kory Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Contacting Amazon.com
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 13:07:31 -0600
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As you have probably learned from your article's page on Amazon, it carries
a 1 January 2001 publication date, which apparently means the Jan/Feb. issue
of "Countryside Magazine." Their website
<http://www.countrysidemag.com/index.htm>; includes a "About Us" page with
address, phone and email. Unfortunately, their "Past Issues" page does not
list your article, and that issue is apparently not in print to order. I
suggest you contact them to ask how they published the article without your
permission. From their website, "There are no guidelines and no paid
writers. Instead, there is an open atmosphere of neighborly sharing." So, it
would appear that one of their "neighbors" "shared" your article with them.

>From Amazon's website, it is clear that "Countryside" has licensed their
back issues to Thomson Gale, an electronic reprint publisher (and competitor
to ProQuest, so your know the territory) heavily focused on academic
repositories for distribution.

No, I don't know how to reach the right people at Amazon, but your could
start by writing a "review" of this publication on it's page, and starting a
discussion about the item on that same page. There you could state your
concerns about the article being 1) dated and 2) a violation of your
copyright. Further, if you go to Amazon.com's "Help" page (see menu bar, top
right on any page) you can find an email link to write to. You can even send
them your phone number, and they "will call you right away."

Good luck, and let us know the outcome!

Kory L. Meyerink, AG, FUGA

ProGenealogists, Inc.
PO Box 900188
Sandy, UT 84090-0188
(801) 596-3230
(801) 596-3380 Fax 24 hours

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the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.

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