WHISPERS AND WARNINGS FOR DECEMBER 18TH

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I’m Your Lawyer, Mr. Grinch
“Thank you, (Mr. Grinch), for visiting our offices to explore the possibility of a defamation claim regarding statements recently made about you…”

After latest shooting, murder manual author calls for book to be taken ‘immediately’ out of print
“It was an accessory in the arsenal of Karl Pierson, the student who opened fire last week inside a Colorado high school, leaving one girl in a coma before taking his own life. ‘The Anarchist Cookbook,’ which Pierson read before his rampage, isn’t a guide to culinary revolution. It’s the original how-to of homicide and mass murder – and sales are still raging, with distribution from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, even as the work is linked to terrorist acts around the world.” It has sold more than 200 million copies.

fishbat, Leader in Online Marketing Companies, Comments on YouTube’s Increasing Copyright Claims
“fishbat, a leader in online marketing companies, responds to an article published by Kotaku on December 13th, which reports that YouTube’s new copyright claims might cripple professional YouTubers.”

Lawsuit Challenges ‘Happy Birthday To You’ Copyright Claim By Warner/Chappell, Music Giant
“While it is has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “most recognized” song of all time, ‘Happy Birthday To You’ – the full title of the song best known as simply, ‘Happy Birthday’ – is probably the most bootlegged song of all time as well.”

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