Amazon has huge buying power. Look what happened to the book market. I don't buy that much music media from Amazon anyway, but agree that they probably did get some pressure over counterfeits. However, wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy directly from the labels and keep all the profit? (I never sold anything through Amazon so I don't know how much they take from you as a third party seller). I did get a couple of scores on Amazon over the years- one was supposed to be a reissue of an extremely rare prog album, and the seller sent me an unplayed still in shrink original pressing. Oops. That happened more than once, but it was sheer luck on my part and/or ignorance on the part of the seller- who figured, oh this guy wants that new reissue, I'll just send him this old record, what's the difference? In the first case, probably about a grand or more. So, if you are a label owner, presumably you can still sell under the new rules even if your output is small/niche stuff?