Originally Posted by CommonReader
I wonder when Amazon will be hit by the first lawsuit for copyright infringement. If they don't take any steps whatever to ensure that they do not publish books that violate someone else's copyright then Amazon starts to look remarkably similar to a pirate site.
They do take steps. When you publish a book at Amazon, you have to sign (and I mean physically sign, and fax them, not just tick a box) an agreement stating that you have the legal right to publish the material that you are publishing. That presumably would stand up in a court of law.