Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 02/11/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/11/2016

  • Profit Engine: The Author Solutions Markup
  • Cassandra Clare sued for copyright infringement over Shadowhunter series
  • Emails appear to show how key aide manipulated media coverage
  • Freelance Mills, Cyberbullying, And Plagiarism, Oh My!

Whispers and Warnings For 02/04/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/04/2016

  • Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
  • Who owns a tattoo? The wearer or the artist?
  • This should have been a criminal offense as well
  • Mom posts dancing baby with Prince song to YouTube, and sues after it gets taken down

Whispers and Warnings For 01/28/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/28/2016

  • Publisher Net Revenue from Book Sales Declined 2.0% Through Third Quarter of 2015
  • Turkish journalists face multiple life sentences over Syria report
  • 'Responsible journalism' is paper's defence in defamation trial
  • Lost Beatrix Potter story becomes bestseller months ahead of publication

Whispers and Warnings For 01/21/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/21/2016

  • Is My Legal Case Public Record?
  • Music companies sue Grand Isle bar, alleging copyright infringement
  • Detained Turkish reporters defiant over espionage claim
  • Man jailed for slandering ex-wife

Whispers and Warnings For 01/14/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/14/2016

  • $3M Suit Claims Holocaust Novel's Plot Was Stolen From Documentary
  • Philly high schooler gets lesson in hate after penning column on Missouri race friction
  • Appeals court upholds jury award in The Sun News defamation case
  • Al-Jazeera America to shut down after less than three years on air

Whispers and Warnings For 01/08/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/08/2016

  • Missouri lawmakers call for communication professor's firing after she (allegedly) threatened a reporter
  • Pennsylvania newsletter publisher to pay $1.75M for making workers clock out for bathroom
  • Book publisher seeks dismissal of defamation suit
  • Spotify Threatened With Another Class-Action Lawsuit As Disputes Over Royalties Intensify

Whispers and Warnings For 12/17/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 12/17/2015

  • Publisher to drop lawsuit against J.D. Salinger's kin after bid to sell short stories overseas
  • Hustler Has A $1 Million Offer Out On Ben Carson's Adviser For Proof Of Man-On-Man Harassment
  • Libel cases involving Twitter posts on rise in Japan
  • Obituary: Alabama lawyer's loss led to pivotal change in US defamation laws

Whispers and Warnings For 12/09/2015

  • Norway newspaper: Father Christmas 'dead'
  • Appeals Court Sides With Google In Battle Over 'Fraudulent' Search Listings
  • Pirate research-paper sites play hide-and-seek with publishers
  • Facebook link, ‘Like’ not defamation

Whispers and Warnings For 12/04/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 12/04/2015

  • Court Says Prisoner Can't Sue Newspaper For Not Publishing Vegas Gambling Odds
  • Authors side with Apple in e-book price-fixing Supreme Court appeal
  • Turkish court to decide if comparing Turkish president to 'Lord of the Rings' character Gollum is a crime
  • 'Spotlight' movie reveals how journalists really do their job

Whispers and Warnings For 11/28/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 11/28/2015

  • Law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart is seeking authors who paid more than $10K for marketing services to POD publishers owned by Author Solutions
  • Lawyer: Women's photos in Powell's book had 'nothing to do with prostitution'
  • Kicking Copyright Pirates Off the Internet Gains Traction
  • A bad review is not libelous

Whispers and Warnings For 11/10/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 11/10/2015

  • Missouri protesters try to block student reporter from taking photos
  • The Definition Game
  • Will the real monkey who snapped those famous selfies please stand up?
  • Will Eisner and the Secret History of the Graphic Novel

Whispers and Warnings For 11/05/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 11/05/2015

  • Amazon Opens Its First Bookstore as Extension of Website
  • Blogger killed in Bangladesh, three others wounded, police say
  • Jury awards T.J. Simers $7.1 million from LA Times
  • Publisher of Denver's OUT FRONT magazine sues billboard giant over adoption of similar name, logo
  • Online publishers sue Louisiana over 'age verification' law

Whispers and Warnings For 10/29/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 10/29/2015

  • How German Publishers Deal With Amazon
  • Complaint posted about Crystal Publishing LLC
  • YouTube Authors Storm the Bestseller List
  • Lawsuit against Santa Fe author settled

Whispers and Warnings For 10/21/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 10/21/2015

  • Alert from the National Writers Union
  • Sheriff's Office Must Pay Newsletter more than $100K
  • Amazon Cracks Down on More Than 1,000 Alleged Fake Reviewers
  • Sale Raises Hopes for Reviving The Village Voice
  • Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro Sued for Robert Durst Tell-All That ‘Aggrandized’ and Fudged Facts

Whispers and Warnings For 10/15/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 10/15/2015

  • Oakland County woman files defamation lawsuit over online posts alleging adultery, drug and alcohol use
  • Website creates challenge for local law enforcement with flood of records requests
  • After Oyster, What's Next for E-book Subscriptions?

Whispers and Warnings For 10/08/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 10/08/2015

  • Journalist Guilty Of Helping Hack Los Angeles Times' Website
  • A Mom Called Out a Textbook Publisher for Labeling Slaves as Immigrant Workers
  • How to Legally Use Images Online
  • SeaWorld, Newspaper Sued Over Leaked N-Word Video Targeting "Blackfish" Trainer

Whispers and Warnings For 09/29/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/29/2015

  • The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
  • Publisher fails Federal Court battle to nullify Selangor Shariah law in book seizure case
  • Mozambique journalist, academic acquitted of libel charges stemming from 2013 Facebook post
  • Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit Reaches Settlement, Says Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Attorney
  • Libel lawsuit dismissed against local blogger

Whispers and Warnings For 09/24/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/24/2015

  • Judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song is public domain, denies publisher's copyright claim
  • PETA lawsuit claims macaque holds copyright to famous selfie
  • Common Core: ‘the gift that Pearson counts on to keep giving’
  • T.J. Simers gets his day(s) in court
  • Man claims moving company sued him for posting negative review on Yelp

Whispers and Warnings For 09/16/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/16/2015

  • A Brief History of the Political Misuse of Pop Songs
  • 50 Cent is accused of copying a TV show from a novel
  • High School Sued over Negative College Evaluation
  • New Guild Survey Reveals Majority of Authors Earn Below Poverty Line
  • Purdue, newspaper resolve suit over police confrontation

Whispers and Warnings For 09/10/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/10/2015

  • 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Royalty Fraud: Texas Court Orders Ex-Publisher To Set Aside Over $10M
  • Ex-Ashley Madison CTO Threatens Libel Suit
  • The Daily Mail has hit Gawker with a defamation lawsuit over a first-person piece Gawker published by a former Mail Online writer.
  • Facebook Keeps Getting Sued Over Face-Recognition Software, And Privacy Groups Say We Should Be Paying More Attention
  • New state law gives power to revenge porn victims …

Whispers and Warnings For 09/02/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 09/02/2015

  • Leonardo Dicaprio is suing a second French magazine
  • Egyptian Court Returns Al Jazeera Reporters to Prison
  • SoundCloud is being sued for allegedly not paying musicians royalties

Whispers and Warnings For August 25th

Whispers and Warnings For August 25th

  • The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn't
  • Judge Rules That Inglewood, California Cannot Copyright Public Videos
  • Phoenix demands refund of 21K from ASU prof's company
  • Josh Ostrovsky on plagiarism accusations: 'I'm gonna make it right'
  • McDonald's Apologizes for Ripping Off Viral Photos of a Man Getting Engaged to a Burrito

Whispers and Warnings For August 19th

Whispers and Warnings For August 19th

Felony Infringement of a Copyright Leads to Jail Time / I Wonder if They Bothered to Copyright the Song? / The Most Interesting Headline I Read Today!…

WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings for August 12

WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings for August 12

Another (alleged) overworked, unpaid intern lawsuit, a controversial romance novel, a Russian publishing house (allegedly) published books under Western authors' names, interesting tidbits about the creator of Little Orphan Annie, and how Gawker crossed the line ...…

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Feds spend $125,000 studying sexist adjectives “‘For example, in a masculine work domain where women are…

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