Cengage, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Chegg, and Ingram Announce Partnership to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks
Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg, Inc. to have them adopt and implement a set of Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices designed to address the growing problem of counterfeit print textbooks. The Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices are intended to assist distributors with combating counterfeits of print textbooks that hurt students, educators, publishers and distributors.
Ingram and Chegg are the first distributors to work proactively with publishers to mitigate distribution of counterfeits through adoption and implementation of the Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices.
The Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices will be made available on the educational website www.stopcounterfeitbooks.com with the goal that all publishers and distributors adopt and implement them as well. Publishers will pursue their legal rights against anyone who is involved or who facilitates the distribution and sale of counterfeit textbooks, as well as those who engage in digital piracy.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.