In the past 4 days I have had to write and complain about websites trying to offer free downloads of books or offering out books they do not own for loan.
The website with the download on removed the page within a few days and I am happy with them (www.deviantart.com). They are a site hosting many 'user' pages so can not control what is put up but when asked obviously take things seriously and do something about it. Fantastic Site.
The next site www.lendink.com is new and offers for loan almost all Amazon books and Barnes & Nobel books. They say it is right to lend ebooks out because if it was a paper book then you have no problem loaning it out.
I agree with loaning books and no one is really going to stop it from happening BUT when I loan a book it is to a friend or someone I know personally. The likes of Lendink.com are offering loans to any person who wants it. That is not a loan, that is a free copy/download and therefore stealing.
I have only had the site pointed out to me today so do not know how quick they will remove my authors' links but I do know sites like this will do well if not stopped soon. Everyone wants things for free.
I will update when I know the results of my complaint.
I have not had an answer from the site but the site is no longer available. They say on other social media websites they have been shut down due to people complaining. There are millions of authors and collectively they have a lot of power when channelled in the right directions.