Whispers And Warnings For January 8th

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9345

When Corporations Want Profits, They Don’t Ask for Permission
“Large retail companies are stealing the work of independent artists – and forcing them to remain silent about it.”

Judge says Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain, but Conan Doyle estate fights on
“A federal judge ruled that the characters of Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and many others from Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are in the public domain, but the Conan Doyle estate says Sherlock Holmes still isn’t free for use.”

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2014? A partial list – On the Road, Atlas Shrugged, The Cat in the Hat…
Since the law changed in 1978, they won’t be in the public domain until 2053.

In Louisville courts, serial lawsuit filers hit with wrath of judges
“In November, Louisville resident Edward Flint filed a lawsuit against the publisher and top editors of The Courier-Journal, claiming they had ignored his allegations of corruption by local judges and public officials – and that the newspaper executives were part of a cover-up. The newspaper is only the most recent of Flint’s legal targets…”

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