Whispers And Warnings For August 13th

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9384

THE WRATH AGAINST AMAZON SPREADS
Plot Thickens as 900 Writers Battle Amazon
“Amazon’s dream of dominating the publishing world has run into some trouble…”

AND…
Bestselling authors take out full-page New York Times ad against Amazon
“Stephen King and Donna Tartt among those petitioning Amazon to ‘stop harming the livelihood of the authors.'”

ALLEGED PLAGIARISM (AND MORE) MEANS FALL FROM GRACE
LifeWay Pulls Mark Driscoll’s Books from Shelves
“In a move that had been rumored for some time, LifeWay Christian Resources has suspended sales of Mark Driscoll’s books, pulling them from its website and from the shelves of its 180 Christian bookstores.”

EXCELLENT ARTICLE FROM FINDLAW.COM ON PLAGIARISM!
Plagiarism: 5 Potential Legal Consequences
“As college students prepare for to start their fall terms, the unfolding saga of Senator John Walsh’s plagiarized college paper should act as a warning of the potential perils of academic plagiarism.”

HARDWORKING, COURAGEOUS STUDENT JOURNALISTS!
Newspaper sues for access to surveillance video
“A student newspaper covering the January murder of a Purdue University student has filed suit against the university for access to surveillance video recordings showing a confrontation between police and a journalist.”

SOMETIMES A #2 PENCIL JUST MAKES MORE SENSE…
Law students sue when software fails
“Perhaps law students were the wrong crowd to anger. Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn’t upload their answers.”

GOOGLE ALLEGEDLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMOVE THEM, BUT DID NOT
Now Google Autocomplete Could Be Found Guilty Of Libel In Hong Kong
“A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9384

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