Whispers And Warnings For September 17th

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9389

WARNING – PROFANITY (We are altering the URLs below with asterisks)
Amazon owns the domains f*ckamazon.com and boycottamazon.com
“Yesterday, after seeing the photo to the right on Twitter, I wondered if the web address f*ckamazon.com was availableÛas a businessman and an entrepreneur, IÌm always looking for new opportunities…”

A PUBLISHER MAY BE TRACKING YOUR MOVES ONLINE
HarperCollins Is Now Using Digital Watermarks To Stop Ebook Piracy
“Publishers have hit upon a solution that they hope will trip up pirates: an invisible, traceable watermark on every ebook sold. These watermarks allow publishers to track the source of the leak and take necessary steps to plug the hole.”

THIS ADDS TO CNN’S RECENT DIFFICULTIES
CNN Ordered to Rehire 100 Workers, Compensate 200 Others by Labor Board
“CNN has been ordered by the National Labor Relations Board to rehire 100 workers and compensate an additional 200 others in relation to a labor dispute dating back to 2003.”

ARE THESE NET ROYALTIES **REALLY* BASED ON NET?
Suit over Ellington royalties rekindled
“Jazz composer Duke EllingtonÌs grandson has urged New YorkÌs highest court to reinstate his lawsuit seeking half the foreign royalties from EllingtonÌs music for his heirs.”

IT’S OKAY TO BRIEFLY QUOTE, AND TO LINK BACK, BUT IT’S NOT OKAY TO REPUBLISH THE ENTIRE SITE
News aggregation: Fair use, legality and way forward
“Is it a dichotomy that while newspapers across the globe are shrinking, news aggregators such Google News, Huffington Post, Pulse, Flipboard and many others have grown in number and popularity.”

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!
Harper to Provide Express Shipping for Indie Bookstores!
“From November 3 through January 16, HarperCollins and HarperCollins Christian Publishing will offer expedited (and in most cases two business day) shipping as part of its newly introduced Holiday Express Shipping program for independent bookstores.”

WHEN CONTENT PROVIDERS DON’T GET PAID
If Only Pageviews Were Dollars
“…starting at TomDispatch, my piece got re-posted on some 30 blogs and Web zines, from the Huffington Post to Island Breath. For a day and a half, the ratings of my book on Amazon surged.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9389

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