I own an LLC (website that sells an e-book, an audiobook, & features videos, pictures, written content and forum). I co-owned the company 50/50 ownership with the author of the book. We collaborated on this business completely, they wrote the book while I created the website, took the photos, videos, created the forum, and did all the research to optimize its visibility via google. Recently, the other member resigned and sold all their interest in the company to me. We have an LLC Operating Agreement (both signed) stating all assets belong to the company, (ebook, audio book, web content, photos, videos, forum). Now, they created a competing site, selling the LLC's book, unauthorized. Directing all our users to their new site, bashing my LLC and claiming copyright infringement against me.They are now claiming copyright infringement against me for selling the company's book on the company website, solely on the basis that they are listed as the author of the book. They keep issuing DMCA Take Down notices to my company to sabotage it; however, the Operating agreement clearly states ownership over this asset. They also registered the copyright of the book in their personal name secretly (before the signed Operating Agreement was created) but it appears that they signed all of their rights of the book over to the company once they signed the agreement. Do they have any rights to sell this book and bash my company for continuing to sell it? Aren't they infringing on my copyright by selling the book on their personal site...with no intention of splitting the profits?
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