Whispers And Warnings For June 12th

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Don’t use celeb names in your novel without written permission! Scarlett Johansson Suing Over Use of Her Name in Book
“Don’t mess with Scarlett Johansson…or use her name in your book. The actress is reportedly suing over the unauthorized use of her name in a French novel, titled The First Thing We Look At, seeking compensation and damages from the ‘breach and fraudulent use of personal rights,’ as well as a ban on ‘future transfer of rights and adaptations of the book,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter.”

MORE DISTURBING ALLEGATIONS ABOUT AUTHOR SOLUTIONS (AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford, WordClay, et. al.)
“Author Solutions pressures customers into writing positive testimonials before releasing their books for publication. I received one such complaint the last time I posted about Author Solutions, from an AuthorHouse UK customer who said that they wouldn’t publish the book she had already paid for until she wrote the testimonial here…”

NY ‘Ghost Rider’ lawsuit reinstated
“A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit against comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment by a man who claims he owns the rights to the ‘Ghost Rider’ character.”

Saudi prince sues Forbes for libel over claim he’s only worth $20 billion
“Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has sued Forbes magazine for libel in a British court, alleging its valuation of his wealth at $20 billion was short of the mark by $9.6 billion.”

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