Whispers And Warnings For February 5th

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HEY, PUBLISHAMERICA! CHANGING YOUR NAME ISN’T GOING TO WORK!
“New PublishAmerica sock puppet America Star Books wants to pull its wool over your eyes – The Writer Beware blog has posted a tipoff about a new identity for Author Solutions-style self-publishing vanity press operation PublishAmerica…”

Winnipeg mayor sues university, newspaper publisher, writer
“‘The local political blunder,’ which volunteer writer Josh Benoit wrote about the city’s fire hall replacement program, is either reckless or deliberately intended to harm to the mayor, the lawsuit claims.”

Apple faces $840M e-books claim
“State attorneys general and consumers who sued the world’s most valuable technology company want to triple, from $280 million, the amount they are seeking in damages.”

ESPN Photographer Sues Kentucky Sports Radio for Image Copyright Violation
Slyck “recently did a story titled ‘Hey, Where Did You Get That Image From?’, which explained some of the laws pertaining to image copyright…”

WHY DIDN’T THEY THINK OF THIS BEFORE?!
Our Best Weapon Against Revenge P*rn: Copyright Law?
“Most revenge-porn victims took the photographs themselves – meaning that they own the rights to those selfies.”

Tom Cruise is the latest celeb to be sued by a screenwriter
“Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures sued for $1 billion over ‘Ghost Protocol'”

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