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The “Amazon Noir Caper”

Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico, Lizvlx and Hans Bernhard stole copyrighted books from Amazon.com by using sophisticated robot-technology as programmed by Cirio. Amazon sued the group and a settlement was just announced. The "Amazon Noir" Robots manipulated Amazon’s "Search Inside this Book" feature, forcing the feature to provide the complete volumes of copyright protected books, by sending up to 10,000 requests per book. The resulting data was then logically reassembled into pdf-format by the team’s "SIB-Book-Generator."