I rarely do the name and shame thing, but I’m going to do it right now. Earlier today, I received an email from a reader informing me that he had seen whole chapters of Coiling Dragon copy/pasted up on a website called Wattpad, with zero attribution. I investigated, and it looks like Wattpad is a quasi-blogging platform. The username of the person who has put up the stolen content is ‘TundeVictor’. I’m not going to dignify him by giving him a link, but if you want, you can find him via a Google search.
Here is the Public Service Announcement part of this post; this person hasn’t just stolen and posted my work (67 chapters), oh no. Looking at his profile, this scumbag thief has also stolen and posted the following translations:
57 chapters of ‘Doulou Dalu’
23 chapters of ‘Tate no yuusha no Nariagari’
57 chapters of ‘Mushoku Tensei’
11 chapters of ‘Gun-Ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara’
12 chapters of ‘Overlord’
26 chapters of ‘Suterareta yuusha no Eiyuutan’
Now, I’ve never read any of these before myself, but I’ve seen you guys talk about some of these translated light novels. So here’s my request to you guys; if you know/interact with the owners/translators of these novels, please reach out to them and let them know that their hard work has been stolen by this TundeVictor guy on Wattpad. Wattpad only allows the original author/translator to file complaints about stolen content, so while I am filing a complaint for Coiling Dragon, I can’t do anything for the other six stolen works. So please, if you know the above translators, I am sure they would be grateful to know that their hard work has been stolen.
Anyhow, because I wasted quite some time on this, the next chapter is going to come out a bit later (maybe 30-60 minutes later than usual), so sorry about that guys. But this really cheeses me off, as you can probably tell from the long post.
Thanks so much,