Shopify Hosts, Aids 'Textbook Pirates,' Publishers Say
By Lauren Berg (December 1, 2021, 11:32 PM EST) -- A group of educational publishers on Wednesday sued Shopify Inc. in Virginia federal court, alleging the e-commerce company knowingly hosts and enables shop owners to sell pirated digital copies of the publishers' textbooks, test packets and solution materials.
The publishers said they have repeatedly asked Shopify to remove "textbook pirate" shops that use its online tools to sell unauthorized copies of their published works, but that the e-commerce company doesn't enforce its policies that prohibit the sale of products that infringe others' intellectual property.
"Shopify not only provides its repeat-infringer subscribers with the tools they need to run their illegal businesses,...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!