Karin asked:

Saw this book and got pissed off and am now looking for answers. Preferably from the author herself. How is this even possible without copyright infringement? Why isn't it mentioned that this is fanfiction? Why are there no acknowledgments of the original work or author anywhere on here?

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Mel There was a huge row about this when Kira decided to switch from fanfiction to publishing her fanfiction for profit (this book and the others in the series). When people started calling her out on it she told us that she had gotten permission from the company that holds the rights to Ai no Kusabi but when people actually contacted the company they had no idea who she was and had never heard about the book.

Eventually either they got on her about it or she just decided to take her stupidity to the next level and took all the money people had paid for pre-orders for the 3rd book and TOOK OFF. She said she refunded people their money but there were a lot who were given the run around and never refunded. A lot of people lost money. (More info about her and her first "publishing" debacle can be found at http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/pu... and if you read through the comments you'll see talk about her not responding to people's refund requests.)

This pattern of opening sites that people have to pay to access, working on it for a couple of months, and then suddenly shutting down and running with all the money has happened multiple times over the years. If you just google Kira Takenouch some interesting reads like http://raintenshi.livejournal.com/195... will come up.

Tasman Yeah, I have yet to see credit given to Rieko Yoshihara( creator of Ai No Kusabi), on this site at least. Is it an honest mistake or is this just blatant copying? My googling has yet to tell me anything?!
If they didn't get permission then how is this allowed- seriously the front cover is enough of a copy as it is.
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