John Grisham, Scott Turow Team With Amazon In Piracy Suit

Law360 (July 7, 2020, 10:14 PM EDT) -- Amazon's publishing arm, Penguin Random House, John Grisham and other big-name authors filed suit Tuesday in Seattle federal court against the Ukrainian owners of e-book websites they claim are pirating works such as Grisham's legal thriller "The Litigators" and Scott Turow's "The Burden of Proof."

Rodion Vynnychenko and Artem Besshapochny, both Ukrainian nationals and the creators and operators of Kiss Library and other e-book sites, have been illegally copying and selling pirated works written by well-known authors, thereby denying those authors, as well as Penguin Random House LLC and Amazon Content Services LLC, royalties under their copyright ownership, according to the...

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