Writers Unite To Levy Criminal Charges Against Internet Super Plagiarist


Via Brian Keene and B-Thoughtful

Writers beware! Your shit is being ganked. Whether you are a big-time author, an unpubbed hopeful, or Shania Twain- some dude named David Boyer is ripping you off.

Apparently he's been doing it for years. Numerous cease and desist letters have been issued, but have resulted in neither ceasing nor desisting. He will give the illusion of compliance by taking the offending piece down from the web, before promptly putting it back up under yet another alias. He is also defrauding those who purchase his services and wares, by selling copyrighted material.

Boyer subsists below the poverty line, so any attempt at monetary recompense would be a fool's errand, but someone has finally figured out a way to make his ass figuratively pay- criminal charges. If convicted, he could serve time in jail, wherein his ass will literally pay. If you or someone you love have been a victim of Boyer's thievery, please contribute to the consumer fraud case with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office:

1. Please write a letter or email to:

Tom Irons
Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Indiana Attorney General
302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Email: Tom.Irons @ atg.in.gov

2. In your letter or email, you MUST reference File Number 10-CP-62157

3. Be respectful. No cursing. State that you are a concerned consumer or author and that you wish to bring notice of Consumer Fraud on the part of David Boyer, a resident of Vincennes, Indiana, to their attention. Mr. Boyer is stealing copyrighted material and selling it as his own. Many customers who have ordered said material online have never received it, nor a refund. Ones who do receive it are, in fact, getting fraudulent merchandise.

4. Most importantly, as Rick notes in his plea, make sure you say that you want David Boyer pursued under Consumer Fraud regulations at the state’s cost. He’s defrauding consumers.

You can also join the Facebook campaign HERE.

Check out B Thoughtful's blog for the full list of victims, the latest being a 16 year old girl. Whereas someone like Eddie Vedder only sounds like he is stealing material from teenage girls, David Boyer is actually doing it. Hence Keene colorfully likening him to a "bag full of coitus."

Joshua Chaplinsky

News by Joshua Chaplinsky

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He is the author of The Paradox Twins (CLASH Books), the story collection Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape, and the parody Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Broken River Books, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com and unravelingtheparadox.com.

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Laramore Black's picture
Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 5, 2011 - 4:48pm

Let's start a mob.

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william.c.cathey from Georgia is reading What Is The What October 5, 2011 - 8:34pm

im sure i can find a pitchfork, being in Tennessee??haha

Mhammer's picture
Mhammer from Wisconsin is reading Spindle's End October 5, 2011 - 10:36pm

I'll bring the torches

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 6, 2011 - 4:37pm

I'll send bad tornado joo-joo(haha)...and maybe a pipe bomb.

Just don't burn the work, return it to it's rightful owner.
I can only imagine how it must feel to have somebody steal your work.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 10, 2011 - 9:54pm

I'm pretty sure he solicited me for a story for his online horror magazine years ago but I told him that I didn't write horror.

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thehorrorzine March 19, 2012 - 12:13pm

Please familarize yourself with David Boyer and all his aliases.

Aliases include:

David Byron, Sean Killian, Darren Oberhaus, Brian Bradford, George LaCroix, Grant Dean, Leland Gaines, Dylan Cook, Doc Byron, Iron Dave, Tobey King, Jack Sawyer, Leo Wolfe, Jack Burnett, Christian Loche, Daniel Byron, Doc Creeper, Joe Hammond, Kelli Kelso, Kelli Ross and probably others

Please learn more about David Boyer here:


and here:



Jeani Rector, Editor, The Horror Zine, http://www.thehorrorzine.com