HIGH ALERT FOR WRITERS!
This person is posting your work from Ao3 on this app illegally and without consent. So far, we’ve found that putting # in the title or locking your works so that only logged in users can access it is the only way to remove them. You could also try to message @unofficialao3app directly, but I highly doubt that will work.
Reminder to all my readers: You should only be able to read my work on Tumblr, Ao3, Wattpad, and Patreon. If you find it anywhere else, it’s theft and illegal.
“So I can have offline access to read fics”
You mean like the fucking free download feature Ao3 has and works on mobile for free.
Y’all watch out, this app’s “selling” fan content posted on AO3
@synchronmurmurs Unfortunately I found all 43 of my works that are posted on AO3 are on that app; there’s a bunch of “midroll” ads when you’re scrolling down my author feed, as well as a header as every time you click on one of my stories to read.
I’m super not pleased that some rando is making money off of the things that I post for free on AO3. I’m also worried that this is going to end up being some IP thing?? Because all of my works are based on characters I didn’t create, so I hope this doesn’t end up coming back to bite me in the ass instead?
I’m also having a heck of a time reporting the app through Apple’s App Store, so if anyone knows the best way, please lmk!
Okay so I’m kinda still just waking up rn, but I had a peek at this app and there is a TON of fics on this thing. Like around 7.5k works? I only checked the DMC category, but I saw a ton of familiar names and fics listed.
Is anybody around who would know more about this sort of thing? Is reporting the app enough to give it a good old double barrel fuck off? Would this be counted as going against AO3’s ToS? I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to even MENTION money on that site, so how would that go for an unaffiliated app?
Idk how to write psa but there’s an ‘unofficial’ AO3 app that steal a lot of fanfics. I saw mine and @synchronmurmurs fics in it too.
And it kinda monetize our work since they have subscription fee in it. (Refer third pic)
Posting a screenshot from a different thread about this app, where the user Wanderingcas explains how to report the app to “Google Play Store” and the “Apple Store” for copyright infringement.
Link to the other thread here: https://kita-lavellan.tumblr.com/post/190858973200/this-app-fanfic-pocket-archive-library-is