Originally Posted by carld
There must be some sort of difference since the Pirate Bay guys got a year in prison.
Besides the fact that they are in different countries with completely different laws, the main difference is that TPB got prosecuted and Amazon didn't. The question is, if somebody decided to prosecute Amazon, would Amazon lose?
IMO, probably. That's the reason they removed all of the content, they are hoping it will help them avoid prosecution.