Whispers And Warnings For July 2nd

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9376

I WAS SHOCKED WHEN WRITER’S DIGEST GOT INTO BED WITH AUTHOR SOLUTIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Writer’s Digest Ends Association with Author Solutions
“Writer’s Digest owners F+W Media were always aware of the precarious links with ASI from day one of the announced partnership…”

MORE ABOUT THE WRITERS DIGEST / AUTHOR SOLUTIONS DIVORCE BY DAMIEN WALTER
“This is highly significant as a bellwether of publishing industry attitudes to the controversial vanity publishing operations run by Author Solutions…”

I PREDICT THIS EBOOK RESALE STORE WILL BE SHUT DOWN
The right to resell ebooks – major case looms in the Netherlands
“On Tuesday this week, a local startup called Tom Kabinet opened the virtual doors on its secondhand ebook bookstore…”

YOU’D BE SURPRISED HOW MANY COMPANIES ARE PROFITING FROM YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Woman Files Lawsuit Against Magazine Publisher
“A Huron County woman has filed a federal class-action lawsuit alleging an Iowa magazine publisher illegally shared personal information about her and other Michigan magazine subscribers, and demanding $5 million on the group’s behalf…”

WHEN YOUR COMPUTER CACHES A WEB PAGE, THAT IS **NOT** COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. PRETTY RIDICULOUS CASE!
Viewing a Web page isn’t copyright infringement, top EU court rules
“The legality of this common practice came into question in Europe as a result of a years-long tussle involving U.K. newspaper publishers, a public relations association and a company that aggregates and redistributes news articles.”

VICTORIA STRAUSS DISSECTS THE AMERICAN WRITING ASSOCIATION
American Writing Association: A Service Writers Don’t Need
Victoria Strauss writes: “In other words, American Writing Association is a new iteration of a very old scheme: the literary agent middleman.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9376

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