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How an Unknown Author’s Book Quickly Hit #1 on Amazon – In The News – 07/07/2023

How an Unknown Author’s Book Quickly Hit #1 on Amazon – In The News – 07/07/2023

MORE: Selling “banned” books is entirely different from handing adult-content books to children in schools; Russian journalist savagely beaten; Do NOT share sensitive information with AI bots!; Federal judge censors government officials; Target refuses to sell a book…and then backtracks; Woman who reported rape can be sued for defamation; and Anti-Zionist Rabbi sued for defamation

Photographer Billed $979 After AI Firm Used HIS Photos; and MUCH MORE! – In The News – 06/10/2023

Photographer Billed $979 After AI Firm Used HIS Photos; and MUCH MORE! – In The News – 06/10/2023

MORE: Indigo founder and half of board members step down; Amazon fined $30M for recording children in their own homes, and keeping those recordings for commercial purposes; The Writer’s Guild of America has a rapid response unit!; Meta/Facebook threatens to remove news content from its CA social media sites; OPEC shutting out some journalists; Husband and wife forgers fooled the art market and made millions; Publishers group apologizes for school textbook criticizing Christian missionaries in Ghana; Homes of reporter, her parents, and her editor attacked after sexual misconduct article published; Supreme Court sides with Jack Daniel’s in poop-themed dog toy trademark fight; and Biden names coordinator to work on book bans.

High School Debate Judges are Openly Using Personal Biases When Deciding Winners and Losers – In The News – 05/31/2023

High School Debate Judges are Openly Using Personal Biases When Deciding Winners and Losers – In The News – 05/31/2023

MORE: AI is NOT reliable (no surprise there!); Hugh Grant’s illegal snooping lawsuit against The Sun tabloid to proceed; Kirk Cameron releases first children’s book on the seven deadly sins, draws protestors; No freedom of religion for children in Maryland’s largest school district; and Amazon Seattle works walk out to protest Amazon’s own climate issues.

Professor Allegedly Chased Reporters with Machete – In The News – 05/27/2023

Professor Allegedly Chased Reporters with Machete – In The News – 05/27/2023

MORE: The State of Montana banned TikTok…and we’re wondering how they make that work; American journalist to be held at least 3 more months by Russia; Department of Education weighs in on book bans; Bob Woodward, Simon and Schuster want to get Trump lawsuit dismissed; Should social media be regulated for kids?; AI means kids no longer have to study or write reports?; and Tina Turner sold her music catalog for $50M before her death.

Supreme Court Rules Andy Warhol Violated Photographer’s Copyrights – In The News – 05/19/2023

Supreme Court Rules Andy Warhol Violated Photographer’s Copyrights – In The News – 05/19/2023

MORE: PETA uses AI to rewrite the Bible; Filmmakers worried about AI taking their jobs, too; Ohio State University adopts free speech policy; Tattooist loses libel suit against blogger; Newspaper got duped by AI; Twitter sued after employee in the Middle East turned in critics of Saudi rulers; AI companies are violating copyrights en masse; Forbes will soon be owned by foreigners; Prince Harry’s ghostwriter speaks out; and Court rules Facebook, Twitter, and Google not liable for terrorists using their platforms.

WRITERSWEEKLY PREDICTED THIS: Artist Sues AI Generators for Copyright Infringement – In The News – 05/12/23

WRITERSWEEKLY PREDICTED THIS: Artist Sues AI Generators for Copyright Infringement – In The News – 05/12/23

MORE: Publisher of Britney Spears’ pauses process after potential legal issues; New York Post banned from White House event; China arrests man who faked train crash story; Author (and mother) who penned book for children experiencing grief charged with murdering her husband; French reporter killed in Ukraine; Reporter pleads guilty after prank call; Musician pays random to keep hacker from pre-releasing his new music; Blogger commits suicide; and Atlanta agrees to pay photojournalist $105K for wrongful arrest during George Floyd protests

What’s happening online right now was predicted by George Orwell – In The News – 05/05/2023

What’s happening online right now was predicted by George Orwell – In The News – 05/05/2023

MORE: Manga freelancers want more $$; LA Times denies submitting questions to White House ahead of press conference…and it’s pretty obvious they’re lying; Ed Sheeran not liable in copyright infringement case; Colleges are pushing back against woke culture; AI will negatively affect music as well;
The Bible is still the best selling book of all time!; and Google’s “Godfather of AI” quits and issues warning.