Monday, October 31, 2011

Copyright Infringement for Dummies

Seal of the United States District Court for t...Image via WikipediaIn John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. John Does 1-27(Case No. 1:11-cv-07627), filed October 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the publisher of the popular "For Dummies" series has sued as-yet unidentified individuals who downloaded Wiley publications without permission.

As reported by, Wiley, which has published more than 1,800 "For Dummies" titles in 31 languages, claims the pirated downloading of its Photoshop for Dummies alone, which sells for $20, has occurred more than 74,000 times since Summer 2010. The publisher, which has reportedly sold more than 200 million copies of its "For Dummies" volumes since 1991, has targeted anonymous New York residents as defendants based on IP addresses.

Looks as if "Defendants for Dummies" may not be far in the offing.

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