Since opening its doors on the World Wide Web in July of 1995, Amazon.com has become one of the biggest consumer brands in the world. Amazon is the leading e-retailer in the United States, with more than 107 billion U.S. dollars in net sales and 304 million active customer accounts at the end of 2015. However, in Amazon’s quest to be the low cost destination for products of almost every need, the website has morphed into the “world’s largest flea market” – a chaotic and lawless bazaar with unlimited inventory.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on February 27, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Mauceri, Jessica, "Amazon and the Counterfeit Problem" (2017). AELJ Blog. 149.