J.K. Rowling plans to sue eBay after having received a temporary injunction to stop eBay India from selling unauthorized electronic versions of her Harry Potter books.
I always assumed that someone, or some team of someones, at eBay were checking to make sure that they weren't selling bootleg versions of books and music or counterfeits of any kind. I know that is a huge job, but it would seem to be kind of a basic requirement to me, and I surely don't blame Rowling for suing eBay to make it happen.
The author has obtained a temporary court order until May 23, which forbids the website to list the unauthorised copies of her novels. The injunction is the first of its kind for eBay, and now the auction site will be forced to monitor its listings for copyrighted items.