A group of best-selling authors are working with Amazon to sue Kiss Library, a fake e-book publishing site that has been dubbed “the world’s largest pirated book site,”media reported. John Grisham, Scott Tulrow, R.L. Stine, Sylvia Da took the site to court with other top American writers, Amazon And Penguin Langdon.
On Tuesday, local time, the U.S. District Court in Seattle filed a lawsuit against Kiss Library and the operators of its affiliated websites.
It is understood that some of the authors in the plaintiffs’ chair have clashed with amazon e-commerce sites over digital book pricing, but in this case they have teamed up with the company’s book publishing arm.
The plaintiffs allege that Kiss Library and its associated mirror sites displayed, copied, sold and distributed copyrighted works without permission, and at the same time sold unauthorized e-books at a discount.
The lawsuit also notes that the economic damage caused by the defendant’s digital piracy became more severe during the New Crown pneumonia pandemic , where readers became increasingly dependent on e-books as they were isolated from home .
The plaintiffs asked the court to ban all relevant Kiss Library websites and demand that the defendant return all profits from illegal sales.
In a statement, an Amazon spokesman said: “The fight against piracy requires the cooperation of the entire industry, and Amazon Issare is pleased to be working with members of Penguin Langdon Book House and the Writers Guild to file a lawsuit against The Book Piracy entity Kiss Library.” We are committed to holding bad actors accountable. “