When it comes to plagiarism, Amazon has been dominating the news this past weekend, largely due to an article by Adam Penenburg of Fast Company, who detailed Amazon’s recent troubles with plagiarism in its erotica section.
The problem is fairly simple. Amazon, through its Kindle Direct Publishing program, makes it easy for authors and small publishers to upload works for sale on the Kindle platform. However, as with any other self-publishing platform, the system has become a target for abuse by plagiarists and others wanting to turn a quick buck selling the creators of others.
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