Monday, January 9, 2012

Plagiarized game walkthroughs become best-sellers on Amazon

Here's some unfortunate news for those of us who purchase online game guides for our eReaders. Certain sellers on Amazon have been taking walkthroughs from popular website GameFAQs and selling them for a profit on Amazon.

The "borrowed" guides mostly leave everything intact, including ASCII formatting and spelling errors. It's especially noteworthy that the author names and legal information made the jump.

The worst part, though, is that some of these eBooks actually made it into top 100 seller lists. More than 100 of the guides were taken and many are still available as of this writing.

If you're one to purchase game guides, make sure to avoid sellers "Wallsberg Stradegy" and "Jay Stafford".

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