KISS Library Court Order

Ebook pirate site KISS Library re­ceived a temporary restraining order from Judge Marsha J. Pechman in Washington district court. The order was requested by Penguin Random House, Amazon Publishing, and members of the Authors Guild. The Ukraine-based company’s as­sets have been frozen insofar as possible, and their websites are already down. The plaintiffs allege the identities of those running the company have been deliberately hidden, and the judge ruled to allow them to subpoena third parties with knowledge of the defendants. The operators of KISS are ordered to appear in court on August 25, 2020, or they could be liable to a default judgment… though en­forcing any ruling against international defendants is difficult.

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