COPYRIGHT AND PIRACY – USA AUTHORS GUILD, AMAZON AND PENGUIN RANDOM LAUNCH SUIT

Top-visibility Authors Guild members join with Amazon Publishing and Penguin Random House in a suit alleging KISS is ‘illegally copying, distributing, and selling works written or published by the plaintiffs.’

In Feature Articles by Porter Anderson

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Twelve of the Authors Guild’s biggest names are serving as marquee plaintiffs on a new court action filed Tuesday (July 7) along with Amazon Publishing and Penguin Random House in Seattle at the US District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint names Kiss Library as a “book piracy entity” and asks that “its operators be enjoined from illegally copying, distributing, and selling works written or published by the plaintiffs.”

Plaintiffs from the Authors Guild include its president, Doug Preston, and members and board members Lee Child, Sylvia Day, John Grisham, CJ Lyons, Jim Rasenberger, TJ Stiles, RL Stine, Monique Truong, Scott Turow, Nicholas Weinstock, and Stuart Woods.

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‘Robbing Authors and Publishers’

Author Doug Preston, Guild president and one of the named plaintiffs, writes, “In the last decade, and especially the last couple of years, the number of piracy complaints handled by the Authors Guild has skyrocketed, which is why we no longer could sit by…..

 

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