Penguin Random House, Amazon, and a number of authors including Sylvia Day, RL Stine, Stuart Woods, and John Grisham, have been awarded a total of $7.8 million after suing Ukrainian ebook pirate site Kiss Library.
They sued the site after copyrighted works were made available at discounted prices without permission, and without the publishers or authors receiving payment for the sales.
The judge said, “Given the extent of the piracy scheme, defendants’ efforts to fight or participate in this lawsuit, and the seriousness of the misconduct, the court finds that the requested damages are reasonable.”
For more information, see the court case here.
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