Whispers And Warnings For August 21st

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http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9310

Complaint about Carmel Business Sales in Carmel, CA / Mike Russell
Writer claims he’s owed $600.

Trial on Damages in Apple E-Books Litigation Set for May, 2014
“A trial has been set for next May to determine potential monetary damages against Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) after a federal judge found last month that the technology firm colluded with publishers to drive up the price of electronic books.”

Court says skipping ads (when recording shows) doesn’t violate copyright.
“On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling that modern digital video recorders with the ability to automatically skip commercials are permitted under copyright’s fair use doctrine.”

Barnes & Noble tanks 16% as buyout bid fizzles
“Shares plummeted 16% on Tuesday after the bookseller reported a big loss, and its chairman dropped his bid to buy the retail part of the business.”

Simon and Schuster, Barnes & Noble Finally Settle Terms Dispute
“After a protracted disagreement over terms between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster that left the retailer’s stock of titles from the publisher diminished, the companies have announced that they have settled their dispute.”

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http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9310