Miscellaneous Tidbits

I have some unrelated odds and ends to share with you this week:

CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATING AMAZON AND APPLE

When we heard some publishers were giving some stores exclusive deals, we figured the government would start sniffing around. We were right. See this link here.

MOLLY JOSS PREDICTS…

Molly Joss predicts Amazon may not be able to give Kindles away someday. See this link.

WANT AD DIGEST AWARDED $6M IN COPYRIGHT CASE

According to news reports, a form employee of Want Ad Digest started competing with the publication, and copied its ads. Representing himself in court, the ex-employee lost and Want Ad Digest was awarded $750 per infringement, for a total of $6 million. Read more here (subscription required): http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2010/jul/29/0729wantad/
(Thanks to attorney and author Harvey Randall for letting me know about this one! Harvey is the co-author of Layoff, Preferred Lists and Reinstatement, The Discipline Book and The General Municipal Law Section 207-a and 207-c Case Book.)

I’m backed up, getting ready for a mini-vacation at the end of this week (we’re going whale watching), but my regular format will return next week.