J.K. Rowling Sues eBay
Jo Rowling previously wrote on her website about her request for eBay to adopt preventative measures against the sale of illegal and forged merchandise. However, the online market giant was unhelpful.
Unauthorized copies of the Harry Potter books have been sold on the Indian version of eBay, and JKR has now obtained an injunction which prohibits illegal copies of her work being listed. This court order is binding until the hearing resumes on May 23rd.
Rowling’s legal representative stated, “If they can do it in this case then they can do it a lot more. This is the first time eBay has been compelled to take measures to prevent e-books being sold.”