FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company’s distribution centre in Boves, France, on January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
(Ap) – Amazon.com Inc. ‘ s (AMZN.D) Audible, was sued by a number of the top-of-the-AMERICAN publishers for copyright infringement on Friday, is aimed at blocking a planned roll-out of a feature called “Audible Captions” that shows the text on the screen when a book is being told.
The lawsuit was filed by seven members of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), including HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Publishers.
“At the core Heard want to change the text, as well as the sound of the book, without the permission of the rights holders, despite the fact that the law on the sale of audio books,” AAP said in a statement.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Sound does not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Report by Ayanti Berra in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’silva