January 24, 2017 Last Updated 1:37 pm

Textbook publishers subpoena Amazon seeking names of sellers of low priced textbooks

The online retailer Amazon has been targeted with a subpoena as part of a suit against 100 Amazon marketplace sellers. The unnamed sellers are accused of selling textbooks at “too good to be true” prices, according to a report in the Financial Times.

In a complaint filed in New York federal court earlier this month, the publishers accused the sellers of “hiding behind the anonymity of internet pseudonyms” to profit from unauthorised copies of their books.

Amazon said it was working with the publishers to identify offenders and remove fraudulent items. “Amazon has zero tolerance for the sale of counterfeit items on our site,” said spokesman Erik Farleigh.

See FT report here.

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