Queens, NY asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Copyright for New York

Q: If I sell bootleg ebooks on platforms like Etsy and Amazon that I have no legal rights of doing so,will I be facing any

If I sell bootleg ebooks on platforms like Etsy and Amazon that I have no legal rights of doing so,will I be facing any criminal charges from the government?

State NY

1 Lawyer Answer
Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Licensed in New York

A: You will likely be subject to a copyright infringement and/or counterfeit account ban and because you seem to have no licensing documents from the rights owners. Because you are apparently doing this knowingly, you will likely be permanently banned from these platforms without much of a chance of a successful appeal. Especially Amazon has very sophisticated investigation teams to catch and stamp out this sort of misconduct.

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