Whispers And Warnings For July 9th

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

IN MY OPINION, THE CHURCH SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER BUT I DOUBT THIS LAWSUIT HAS MUCH LEGAL MERIT
Muslim who converted to Christianity sues church for publishing baptism news
“A former Muslim who converted to Christianity has filed a civil lawsuit against a Tulsa church, arguing that leaders endangered his life by publishing his baptism announcement.”

AFTER A PLAGIARISM ACCUSATION, “ACCIDENTAL” LACK OF ATTRIBUTION IS NOT A GOOD LEGAL DEFENSE!
Veteran’s social media suit seeks to define libel
“A defamation lawsuit filed by a recent University of Arizona graduate and disabled Iraq war veteran claims social media attacks on him have crossed the line from banter and insults to libel.”

MODELING A CHARACTER IN YOUR BOOK AFTER A CELEBRITY CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE!
Scarlett Johansson Wins Defamation Lawsuit Against French Writer
“Johansson’s claim in a French court was that Delacourt’s book made false claims about Johansson’s private life through the protagonist in his novel…”

WE STOPPED BUYING FROM AMAZON BACK IN 2008 WHEN WE SUED THEM, AND WON
Authors call on readers in Amazon book battle
“An open letter to readers picking up momentum online Thursday had racked up more than 60 signatures including those of Lee Child, James Patterson, Hilary Spurling, and Scott Turow. ‘It is not right for Amazon to single out a group of authors, who are not involved in the dispute, for selective retaliation.'”

A VERY INTERESTING READ!
The Untold Story Behind Why I Am a Narco News Journalist
“Given I no longer work for ACBJ, and am no longer dependent on a paycheck from them to help feed young children – since my four kids now ten years later are adults – I am finally at liberty to tell the story without fear of job-ending retaliation from an employer.”

SOME INTERNSHIPS ARE SLAVE LABOR. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
No More Working for Peanuts: The State of the Intern
“In recent years, the venerable system of the American intern has grown into a shadow labor market – becoming what many call an exploited talent pool that persists while mostly drawing nothing more than a wink and a nod.”

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

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