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Amaravil

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Greeting @MJ DeMarco.
As a matter of fact there is no copyright law here in Iran. so, your book publishing here will not have any financial feedback to you. but, maybe I can do a middle thing here, regards with translating and publishing it. please let me know if you have a positive view to this affair and we can talk about more details then.
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Greeting @MJ DeMarco.
As a matter of fact there is no copyright law here in Iran. so, your book publishing here will not have any financial feedback to you. but, maybe I can do a middle thing here, regards with translating and publishing it. please let me know if you have a positive view to this affair and we can talk about more details then.
best wishes
What do you mean by no copyright law? Can you just start a business and call it “Netflix” or “Pepsi” and it’s 100% legal?

Also can you just openly sell counterfeit items or goods (fake brands etc)?

Surely that can’t be the official national policy???
 

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Also can you just openly sell counterfeit items or goods (fake brands etc)?

Surely that can’t be the official national policy???
The US continually vetoes Iran's membership of the WTO so yes they can copy and distribute whatever they want. US citizens can copy any Iranian stuff they like and distribute too.

It's quite decent of him to ask if you think about it. :)

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What do you mean by no copyright law? Can you just start a business and call it “Netflix” or “Pepsi” and it’s 100% legal?

Also can you just openly sell counterfeit items or goods (fake brands etc)?

Surely that can’t be the official national policy???
you went so far!
I meant that here is no " copyright law for the books and movies".
if you noticed, the only way that an author could get his benefit through publishing his books here, is to use a middle man. don't you think it is better in compare with not achieving anything at all?
 
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you went so far!
I meant that here is no " copyright law for the books".
that sounds like a really fun country can i visit
 
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The US continually vetoes Iran's membership of the WTO so yes they can copy and distribute whatever they want. US citizens can copy any Iranian stuff they like and distribute too.

It's quite decent of him to ask if you think about it. :)

Dan
Although it isn't Ideal here but It is not that way you said. "they can copy whatever they want", this is such a comic statement...because many European companies have official branch in Iran, and you never can copy their products at all. even, private companies can not import their goods let alone copy their stuff.
 

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Wasn't talking about the UK or Europe.

MJ is an American author and US and Iran have no copyright agreement hence US films and books are routinely copied and distributed in Iran without any action from the authorities.

So it is not so much you can as in 'get on with it chaps', more of a you can as in 'no one is going to do anything.'

MJ certainly wont get a penny so I am assuming (never a great idea) you are proposing doing what you could do anyway but legitimately selling it and sharing the proceeds.

Is that closer the mark?

Dan

PS: Are you actually in Iran as you are on a US Forum and we could all write pretty derogatory things about Iran and The Regime and attach pictures which presumably could put you in a sticky situation
 

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What do you mean by no copyright law? Can you just start a business and call it “Netflix” or “Pepsi” and it’s 100% legal?

Also can you just openly sell counterfeit items or goods (fake brands etc)?

Surely that can’t be the official national policy???
It is true, Iran is very lax on copyright laws. You can't explicitly copy the name, but here are some examples of Iranian businesses to give you an idea:






If your looking for blatant copyright infringement, look in china. They knock off products and sell them in the streets and online with official names. Brand names like louis vuitton, Gucci, Apple, etc. But, legitimate business and manufacturing is done there as well.
 
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I’d expect my translator to have a better understanding of the source language.
 

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It is true, Iran is very lax on copyright laws. You can't explicitly copy the name, but here are some examples of Iranian businesses to give you an idea:






If your looking for blatant copyright infringement, look in china. They knock off products and sell them in the streets and online with official names. Brand names like louis vuitton, Gucci, Apple, etc. But, legitimate business and manufacturing is done there as well.
The Quicklane Billionaire by MJ DeMacro

I can't wait to read the chapter on "control".
 
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Wasn't talking about the UK or Europe.

MJ is an American author and US and Iran have no copyright agreement hence US films and books are routinely copied and distributed in Iran without any action from the authorities.

So it is not so much you can as in 'get on with it chaps', more of a you can as in 'no one is going to do anything.'

MJ certainly wont get a penny so I am assuming (never a great idea) you are proposing doing what you could do anyway but legitimately selling it and sharing the proceeds.

Is that closer the mark?

Dan

PS: Are you actually in Iran as you are on a US Forum and we could all write pretty derogatory things about Iran and The Regime and attach pictures which presumably could put you in a sticky situation
a new culture has been started here...as actress nad actresses encourage people to buy original Media products.
numerous of Iranians who are living in Iran, are the members of US forums across the internet.
 

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Hi @Amaravil

If you are using Google translate, it's NOT working well. Your English isn't conveying properly what you want to say. This is ironic given that you are trying to offer a translating service.

There is a function in the forum called "Start Conversation" when you click on a user's name. Use that to talk privately with MJ whatever your offer is. I wouldn't get my hopes high though.
 

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@Amaravil -- thanks for the offer. However, I'm not interested in having my book published by anyone but a publisher who has BOTH experience translating books and publishing them in the target market.

I've been down this road before and it never turns out well. My company policy is as follows: Translation licenses are only sold to publishers with an existing book list and a track record in the target country.

Unless you've translated dozens of books before and have an extensive list of notable authors, then the answer is NO.

If you want permission to do it anyway (because of Iran's lackadaisical copyright laws) then, essentially you are asking me for permission to steal from me.

Hey, MJ, instead of breaking into your house to steal your stuff on any random day, I'd like to do it next Thursday 4pm, that cool?

No, it isn't cool.
 
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Hi @Amaravil

If you are using Google translate, it's NOT working well. Your English isn't conveying properly what you want to say. This is ironic given that you are trying to offer a translating service.

There is a function in the forum called "Start Conversation" when you click on a user's name. Use that to talk privately with MJ whatever your offer is. I wouldn't get my hopes high though.
I wouldn't translate the book myself, I would hire a translator.
don't you know that the "start conversation" function is disable for MJ ?!
 
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@Amaravil -- thanks for the offer. However, I'm not interested in having my book published by anyone but a publisher who has BOTH experience translating books and publishing them in the target market.

I've been down this road before and it never turns out well. My company policy is as follows: Translation licenses are only sold to publishers with an existing book list and a track record in the target country.

Unless you've translated dozens of books before and have an extensive list of notable authors, then the answer is NO.

If you want permission to do it anyway (because of Iran's lackadaisical copyright laws) then, essentially you are asking me for permission to steal from me.

Hey, MJ, instead of breaking into your house to steal your stuff on any random day, I'd like to do it next Thursday 4pm, that cool?

No, it isn't cool.
I understand you, I wouldn't translate it by myself, i would hire a translator. and also I would publish it through experienced publishers.
anyway, that was the only way which you could get your benefit through publishing your book here, to use a middleman.
I don't know why you used that stealing analogy, it was a bit offensive, as you see, I started this thread for the permission. maybe someday, someone translate and sell your book and you even will not aware of that. but as I am a member here , I had to tell you first regards with the morality.
wish you the best
 

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anyway, that was the only way which you could get your benefit through publishing your book here, to use a middleman.
Yes, and the only "middleman" I would hire is a literary agency that has a list of authors they already represent. I'm not going to be someone's learning curve -- been there, done that. And it was a very costly lesson.
 

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It is true, Iran is very lax on copyright laws. You can't explicitly copy the name, but here are some examples of Iranian businesses to give you an idea:






If your looking for blatant copyright infringement, look in china. They knock off products and sell them in the streets and online with official names. Brand names like louis vuitton, Gucci, Apple, etc. But, legitimate business and manufacturing is done there as well.
I saw so many authorised apple reseller businesses in China I could not believe were genuine
 

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What do you mean by no copyright law? Can you just start a business and call it “Netflix” or “Pepsi” and it’s 100% legal?

Also can you just openly sell counterfeit items or goods (fake brands etc)?

Surely that can’t be the official national policy???
Like most 3world countries counterfeiting is not such a punishable crime so by saying no copyright law he actually means no policing unless you are going to foot the entire bill eg inspection court charges policing fees for your product or brand the companies you have mentioned are huge so they probably have a budget to afford this plus loyal customers who will report you coz your goods are sub per. Deep down I think you know what he meant
 

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@Amaravil -- thanks for the offer. However, I'm not interested in having my book published by anyone but a publisher who has BOTH experience translating books and publishing them in the target market.

I've been down this road before and it never turns out well. My company policy is as follows: Translation licenses are only sold to publishers with an existing book list and a track record in the target country.

Unless you've translated dozens of books before and have an extensive list of notable authors, then the answer is NO.

If you want permission to do it anyway (because of Iran's lackadaisical copyright laws) then, essentially you are asking me for permission to steal from me.

Hey, MJ, instead of breaking into your house to steal your stuff on any random day, I'd like to do it next Thursday 4pm, that cool?

No, it isn't cool.
I thought dis was America!!! :rofl:
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Like most 3world countries counterfeiting is not such a punishable crime so by saying no copyright law he actually means no policing unless you are going to foot the entire bill eg inspection court charges policing fees for your product or brand the companies you have mentioned are huge so they probably have a budget to afford this plus loyal customers who will report you coz your goods are sub per. Deep down I think you know what he meant
Actually I thought Iran would have been much more strict. It’s not what I’d consider a third world country at all.
 

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