Whispers And Warnings For April 9th

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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING!
Toledo Blade lawsuit alleges military guards detained journalists, deleted photos
“The Toledo Blade filed a federal lawsuit Friday against various government officials after military police reportedly detained two of the paper’s journalists outside a military manufacturing facility, seized their equipment, and deleted digital photographs.”

MORE INTERNS SHOULD SUE TO STOP THIS HORRIBLE PRACTICE
Conde Nast Settles Intern Lawsuit
“The lawsuit was brought in June 2013 by former interns Lauren Ballinger and Matthew Lieb, who alleged that the compensation received for the work they did at W Magazine and the New Yorker, respectively, violated New York labor law.”

IF YOU CAN’T SUE IN A TIMELY FASHION, DON’T SUE AT ALL!
NBC Universal Prevails in Epic ‘Ghost Hunters’ Legal Battle
“The dispute, litigated for more than seven years, alleged that the show about a team of paranormal investigators was stolen. This week, a California appeals court ordered a lower court to grant the studio summary judgment because the plaintiffs hadn’t brought their claims in a timely fashion.”

BANNED BOOKS IN PRISON? 17 DIFFERENT REASONS – GOOD ONES, IN MY OPINION!
‘Violent, deviant s*xual acts:’ Prison records show why inmates are denied books
“Mike Hoffman grabbed a copy of one of his favorite books, ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman, and placed it among a pile of donations to be mailed to prisoners…”

ALLOWING UPLOADS OF ILLEGAL MATERIAL ENCOURAGES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Disney, Movie Studios Sue Megaupload, Kim Dotcom Over Copyright Claims
“While billing itself as a private data storage provider, Megaupload.com functioned as a hub for uploading and downloading copyrighted movies and TV shows, according to the complaint filed today in federal court…”

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http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9362