Whispers And Warnings For September 3rd

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9387

I’M CURIOUS WHAT INFORMATION EBONY HAS OBTAINED ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY
Parents (of classmates) sue ‘Ebony’ magazine for slander, libel in GA teen’s death
“Ebony magazine is facing a $5 million lawsuit over its coverage of the death of a Georgia teen found in a school gym mat.”

IF YOU CAN’T EASILY PROVE IT, DON’T PUBLISH IT!
Settlement reached in defamation case over Schapelle Corby book
“The publisher and the author of the book Sins of the Father, about convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby and her family, have reached a settlement with members of the Corby family in their long-running defamation lawsuit. The Corbys said the book falsely asserted they benefited financially from Schapelle Corby’s conviction and sentencing, and that it falsely asserted they were involved in drug-related activity.”

BARRING A PRE-EXISTING CONTRACT, IF SOMEONE ELSE TAKES A PHOTO OF YOU WITH YOUR PHONE, THEY OWN THE COPYRIGHT, NOT YOU!
Who Owns the Rights to Jennifer Lawrence’s N*aked Photos?
“The copyright of the other images in question is owned by the photographer, not the subject. The site is now demanding proof of Lawrence’s copyright or the name of the photographer.”

I CAN’T BELIEVE A LAWYER WAS DUMB ENOUGH TO FILE THIS LAWSUIT
Amazon.com Inc. can’t be held vicariously liable for copyright infringement done by its affiliates, a federal appeals court held Aug. 29.
“The court held that because Amazon couldn’t “supervise and control” the infringement, the company couldn’t be sued for vicarious liability.”

GREAT ADVICE FROM ATTORNEY TROY MEYERSON!
Has Your Content Been Stolen? A Lawyer’s Guide To Defending Your Online Content
“As an attorney who has been advising websites, affiliates, and networks across the country for a decade, I know many Internet marketers see the law as an obstacle. What do I have to disclose? What am I allowed to say in an ad? How quickly do I have to respond to an email opt-out? And so on.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9387

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