Whispers and Warnings For 03/25/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 03/25/2016
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WE PREDICTED THE BOOKSTORES WOULD BE DISMISSED FROM THIS LAWSUIT.
Court rules in favor of Amazon in ‘A Gronking To Remember’ lawsuit
“The book also managed to earn Amazon (and Barnes and Noble) a lawsuit from the anonymous couple whose photo McKenna used on the cover; as it turns out McKenna did not obtain the rights to use it.”

YOU CAN’T USE SOMEBODY ELSE’S PHOTO ON A MAILER WITHOUT PERMISSION!
Publisher of photo gets $9K from Republican Party and $6K from a blogger for copyright infringement
“Roanoke Free Press publisher Valerie Garner reached a settlement last week with the GOP for $9,000 over the party’s use of a picture she took of a Democratic politician that was used on political mailers.”

FACT CHECKING CAN HELP YOU AVOID LAWSUITS!
Barber shop owner sues Katina Powell, book publisher over ‘false allegations’
“According to the complaint, in the book’s first few pages, Powell claimed she met a friend named ‘Tink’ at Cardinal Kuts, a barber shop owned by Donald Patterson in 2010, ‘where the smell of marijuana wasn’t unknown.’ The lawsuit says those statements cannot be true because Cardinal Kuts was not in existence in 2010 and 2011, and that Patterson didn’t begin the shop until 2013.”

MY OPINION? GAWKER IS TABLOID TRASH. A PRIVATE SEX TAPE IS NOT NEWS.
Gawker, Publisher to Pay $25M in Punitive Damages in Hulk Hogan Lawsuit
“A Florida jury awarded punitive damages totaling $25 million on Monday in a second blow to Gawker, coming on top of the $115 million the online news outlet must pay for posting a sex tape of the former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.”



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