Posted March 08, 2019 12:08:47The publisher of a website that sells copies of the latest book in the Harry Potter franchise has been sued by four publishers for breach of contract.
The publishers are the Affinity Publishing Group and Penguin Random House.
The publishers claim that they sold the book, and that it infringed on their copyright, to consumers who bought copies of their respective books.
The lawsuit alleges that the publishers sold copies of “The Philosopher’s Stone” to the consumers, and then sold copies to them again without their knowledge or consent.
As a result, the publishers claim, the consumers are now liable for damages.
The Affinity Group and the Penguin Random Houses did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The book is not the first time a major publisher has been accused of selling pirated copies of a book.
Last year, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sued the publisher of the upcoming Harry Potter film, the author of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” for copyright infringement.