Jan 19, 2012

Report: Amazon facing plagiarism problems


Amazon is facing a problem with self-publishers in the erotica section. There are also problems with plagiarism on the site, according to a report by Fast Company.

Fast Company spoke to one person who has dealt with these issues, but wanted to remain anonymous because of her writings. She wants to keep that separate from her public life.

However, the findings in the article are interesting. It's definitely worth checking out. There seems to be too much of this going on according to the findings in the article.

This is a topic that is especially important with SOPA trying to gain traction in congress – although under the current form, it probably will never pass.

“Legislation has been proposed that would give content holders more leverage in dealing with etailers: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). It would award copyright holders wide-ranging powers to run websites that host infringing material off the Internet without needing to acquire a court order. If it becomes law credit card companies could be forced to suspend financial transactions, search engines required to de-link ecommerce sites, and DNS providers made to hobble access. It's the kind of law, well-intentioned as it might be, that could have serious negative repercussions, opponents say. No wonder Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo! have reportedly been considering a coordinated protest against it in the form of a blackout day.”

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