Image:  Shopify, an Ottawa-based e-commerce company launched in 2006 by snowboarders seeking a platform to sell equipment, is now a juggernaut with a market value reported to be at least $180 billion and 1.75 million businesses in its portfolio. On Wednesday, five major publishers sued the Canadian company, accusing it of enabling digital piracy committed by its vendors. Filed jointly by Macmillan, Cengage, Elsevier, McGraw Hill and Pearson, the lawsuit alleges that Shopify ‚Äúplays...


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