Amazon.com Inc. has been accused by Chinese authorities of selling counterfeit books through third-party sellers. China’s National Copyright Administration said recently that 36 third party sellers were selling counterfeit books and were violating copyright laws, according to Sina Tech.
Chinese authorities demand that Amazon.com, Inc. should make four amendments, the first one being that it should break ties with 36 retailers who are accused of selling counterfeit books. Secondly, requirements which third party sellers need to meet should be stricter. The third change proposed is that the communication between Amazon, publishers and the National Administration should be perked up. The last proposed change is that penalties should be increased on sellers selling counterfeit books.