May 18, 2022

Cengage, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Chegg, and Ingram Announce Partnership to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks

From Cengage:

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 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.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices

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