Originally Posted by JSWolf
If it's not self-published, there is a contract. And that contract can be used to verify that the work is legit. It would only be works that do not have a contract that would be a problem.
Do you understand how many millions of books are in print? Also those contracts all expire at different times.
In the case I'm familiar with (my own publishing company), the money made from Amazon is peanuts compared to how much we'd have to pay someone to fax every contract to Amazon.