Han Zhongliang, president of Chunfeng Literature Publishing House, has threatened to bring online book store Dangdang.com to court, asking it to pay CNY50000 in compensation for selling illegally published and pirated books.
Dangdang.com has admitted to the wrongdoing, but it believes that it should only have limited liabilities as a book seller.
Chunfeng Literature Publishing House says that it has found twelve books sold on Dangdang.com marked with its name, but ten of these books were not actually published by them. Dangdang.com says that it has already removed these books from its website and apologized for its mistakes.
The parties have agreed to first try to settle out of court. A legal agent of Dangdang.com says that Dangdang will check the source of these illegal books and discuss with the supplier for a solution. If a remedy can not be found, Chunfeng will likely push forward for a Chinese court to settle the matter.