Originally Posted by Elfwreck
I wonder if Amazon can get sued for selling copyrighted material they didn't have the rights to sell. I know about DMCA and "safe harbor" laws... but I'm not sure they cover when it's your store that's doing the money exchange. AFAIK, Amazon doesn't claim to be a "provider of ebook selling services;" it tells customers that *it* has provided these ebooks.
I think safe harbor still applies if they take it down and refund purchases as soon as they are made aware of it, which they did in this case.