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Submitted by jeeves86 954d ago | news

Massive FAQ theft leaves authors, purchasers cheated

Rely on Horror - a massive theft of approximately 122 guides from GameFAQs have been put up for sale through Amazon.com for its Kindle e-reader and Kindle apps. (Amazon.com, Culture)

zeal0us  +   955d ago
A big company like amazon couldn't do some background checks on these guides or at least something?
DaMa  +   954d ago
wow, thats just wrong..
VTKC  +   954d ago
that is lame! I am very suprised a company like Amazon would sink to such douche bag levels. Perhaps its a genuine careless mistake? I hope so.
gamingdroid  +   954d ago
I'm assuming this has nothing to do with amazon.com other than the company not policing the "third party" sellers.
DarkSymbiote  +   954d ago
I got this from Absolute Steve on Facebook. Will GFAQs report and will Amazon do anything about this?
jeeves86  +   954d ago
From the forums, it looks like Absolute Steve is going to act on behalf of all of the authors who had their work stolen.

No word yet on how successful the authors will be in getting any compensation for this, but the first step is just getting the stuff taken down.
DarkSymbiote  +   954d ago
I see...
Oldman100  +   954d ago
Here's hoping this Jay Stafford/Wallsburg Books is swiftly served internet justice like the Ocean Marketing tool bag.
Kellexx  +   954d ago
I sent an email to the authors of 35+ other guides that I could confirm were stolen. There are 6 different accounts I've found on Amazon selling "unofficial guides." All of which appear to be the same person.

With regards to Gamefaqs taking action, I think it's up to the individual authors, since we're the copyright holders. We'll see soon enough what Amazon's legal team has to say on the subject.

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