Amazon.com and New York Times Settle Legal Dispute Over Bestsellers List

Posted on August 9, 1999

Amazon.com and The New York Times have announced that they have settled a legal dispute over Amazon.com's reference to The New York Times Best Sellers list as part of Amazon.com's 50% off list price program.

Under the agreement, The New York Times allows Amazon.com to continue using The New York Times Best Sellers list. Amazon.com agrees that it will continue to supply The Times with its sales data. Amazon.com also agrees to continue to list books on The Times's Best Sellers list in alphabetical order, rather than by numerical sales ranking, to delay posting the list until The Times has made it available to the general public and to continue to include a disclaimer that The Times is not affiliated with and does not endorse Amazon.com.
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