Amazon, B&N Not Liable In Erotic Book Cover Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 10:50 PM EDT) -- Amazon and Barnes & Noble on Tuesday escaped a privacy lawsuit brought by a couple whose engagement photo was used without permission on the cover of a parody erotica novel involving a New England Patriots football player that was sold through their websites, though the book’s author wasn’t so lucky.

After their image appeared without permission on the cover of the 2015 erotica novel “A Gronking To Remember” — the story of a woman who fantasizes about sexual acts with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski —...
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