The Federal Trade Commission is asking Amazon to stop restricting access to some of its e-books and other e-content, and will ask the company to remove a few books from the site’s books section.
The agency announced Tuesday it is asking the e-book retailer to remove the books “from its Kindle e-reader list” and to remove them from the store’s Amazon catalog, a move that could require Amazon to ban a number of titles from its platform.
Amazon’s response could come as early as next week.
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said the agency wants to “get this done quickly so that we can begin to put in place remedies that are as effective as possible.”
Amazon responded by saying the company is “currently working to ensure the books will be removed from our catalog and are being removed immediately.”
Amazon has not yet responded to a request for comment from the Associated Press.