Amazon’s Audible Sued by Top US Publishers for Copyright Infringement

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Amazon's Audible Sued by Top US Publishers for Copyright Infringement

Amazon.com’s Audible was sued on Friday for copyright infringement by some of America’s top publishers, aiming to block the planned rollout of a feature called ‘Audible Caption’, which the book as a story Shows text on screen.

The lawsuit was filed by seven members of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), including Harper Collins Publishers, Penguin Random House, Hatchet Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Publishers.

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“Essentially Audible intends to provide the sound of the books as well as the books without authorization of the copyright holders,” the AAP said in a statement.

The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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