Whispers and Warnings

WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings for 02/22/2018

WritersWeekly Whispers and Warnings for 02/22/2018

Tate Publishing's Court Hearing Delayed for the Third Time!; Six reasons NOT to trust the New York Times Best Seller List; Amazon laying off lots of folks; Author drops lawsuit against publisher; When will Amazon's monopolistic actions stop?…

Whispers and Warnings for 02/16/2018

Whispers and Warnings for 02/16/2018

Embedding a link can be copyright infringement; BuzzFeed sued over Trump Dossier...so they're suing the Democratic National Committee; Who actually owns scientific research?…

Whispers and Warnings for 02/02/2018

Whispers and Warnings for 02/02/2018

Future uncertain for LA Times writers; Thousands of fake Twitter followers; NY suspends anti-contraband measure; B&N-No Sale; BezosCare?…

Whispers and Warnings – 01/25/18

Whispers and Warnings – 01/25/18

Winter Institute Agenda * Grumpy Cat Lawsuit * Should we Repeal Libel Laws? * Amazon vs Fuze Chicken…

Whispers and Warnings – 01/16/18

Whispers and Warnings – 01/16/18

Political correctness lawsuit; White noise lawsuits; Internet piracy; Sensitivity readers; Blockchain copyright technology…

Whispers and Warnings – 01/04/18

Whispers and Warnings – 01/04/18

Jailed Turkish journalists must wear a uniform; Can a U.S. President sue an author and publisher?; $1.6B Spotify Lawsuit; Journalists killed, detained, held hostage or missing in 2017…

Whispers and Warnings – 12/28/17

Whispers and Warnings – 12/28/17

"Writing Prize" scam?; Undercover journalism and the 1st Amendment; New technology for copyright protection; Libel threat against dossier architect …

Whispers and Warnings – 12/14/17

Whispers and Warnings – 12/14/17

Some Amazon UK drivers are peeing in bottles; 1,875 complaints against Tate Publishing now!; Huffington Post sued over sexual assault story…

Whispers and Warnings – 12/07/17

Whispers and Warnings – 12/07/17

New lawsuit against Amazon - are they no longer untouchable?; Poisoned Newspaper Editor; Video Game Company Sues 14-year-Old; Negative Review of Amazon's "Key" Service…

Whispers and Warnings – 11/30/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/30/17

Reporter goes undercover in Amazon warehouse; Nobel Literature Prize sex scandal; Russian law lashes out at foreign press; Author Emma Cline plagiarism allegations …

Whispers and Warnings – 11/21/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/21/17

Another sign that ebook sales are down * Penguin drops Halperin * Fake news website shut down * Porn pirates * Disney accused of stealing "Pirates of the Caribbean"…

Whispers and Warnings – 11/16/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/16/17

Musical copyright infringement * Copyright small claims court * Can Hollywood sex allegations be libel? * Amazon to collect sales tax…

Whispers and Warnings – 11/09/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/09/17

WHAT?! Amazon may get its own government contract portal; 25-year-old journalist faces 20 years; Professor sues over peer disagreement; Lawsuits over hyperlinks/copyrights…

Whispers and Warnings – 11/02/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/02/17

Amazon "rank-strips" author; CBS sues photographer out of retaliation?; Beware of this scam targeting writers; Vermont paper accused of racketeering. …

Whispers and Warnings – 10/19/17

Whispers and Warnings – 10/19/17

School district pays $10K after posting book illegally online; Amazon sexual harassment in the news; Wolf of Wall Street libel suit...…

Whispers and Warnings for 10/12/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 10/12/2017

Copyright and scientific sharing; Tom Petty's costly copyright mistake; Re-Tweet lawsuits?!; Libel claims from political dossier; Pervert Harvey Weinstein's publishing co. goes kaput, authors' works absorbed by another firm. …

Whispers and Warnings for 10/05/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 10/05/2017

University uses Title IX against professor/author; Bill Cosby called accuser a liar, sued for defamation; NYPD officer sues author/athlete for defamation; Alibaba copyright infringement; More tax troubles for Amazon…

Whispers and Warnings for 09/28/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 09/28/2017

Tate Publishing hearing delayed after number of complaints doubles; Google thumbnails not copyright protected in Germany; Fake "news" leads to lawsuit; Amazon sued...again!…

Whispers and Warnings for 09/21/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 09/21/2017

Amazon's 129,000% Markup, Copyright Infringement, Carrie Underwood Sued, Topless Dutchess Wins Suit, The $10 Million Comma, NYT Bestseller Shenanigans…

Whispers and Warnings for 09/14/17

Whispers and Warnings for 09/14/17

Blogger assaulted for a story he reported; Pirate site owner pleads guilty; "Wolf of Wallstreet" almost gets Scorsese sued.…

Whispers and Warnings for 09/06/17

Whispers and Warnings for 09/06/17

Celebs kids' photos must be pixelated; Who owns the character Jack Ryan?; Children's book publisher sued for "perpetuating hate..."…

Whispers and Warnings for 08/24/17

Whispers and Warnings for 08/24/17

Amazon sued by employees; Your tweets can get you sued! Can you afford the legal fees?; Are the wealthy suing journalists to silence them?…

Whispers and Warnings for 08/17/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 08/17/2017

Pastor (allegedly) caught plagiarizing in book; Are mugshot websites blackmailing folks?; Zazzle zapped with copyright infringement lawsuit; and more!…

Whispers and Warnings for 08/03/17

Whispers and Warnings for 08/03/17

TOTALLY BIZARRE connections between century-old book and today's news; famous screenwriter doesn't exist?; Amazon may have violated Iran sanctions; Magazine settles lawsuit after infringing copyrights for 10 YEARS!…

Whispers and Warnings for 07/27/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 07/27/2017

Amazon sued (again!); Nancy Grace sued for libel (again!); 24 journalists subpoenaed on one case; Snopes is in big trouble...…

Whispers and Warnings for 07/20/2017

Are Amazon's "discounts" too good to be true?; Ebony Magazine accused of stiffing writers; Penguin Random House pulls book after sexual harassment and assault lawsuit filed against author; Are "reputation management companies" sending out fake court orders???…

Whispers and Warnings for 07/13/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 07/13/2017

Is political author telling the truth about selling 100K copies of his book, or is BookScan correct?; Amazon's buy button battle still raging; Neo-Nazi accused of hiding from process servers after being sued for harassment; Can a politician legally block people from his/her Twitter account?; and more!…

Whispers and Warnings For 07/06/17

Whispers and Warnings For 07/06/17

University professors turn on "Turnitin" * Print book sales increase once again! * NYT Editors and employees "strike" * Can the media legally threaten someone with publicity?…

Whispers and Warnings for 06/29/2017

Whispers and Warnings for 06/29/2017

Plagiarism or smear campaign?; Politician suing New York Times; Germany's free speech restrictions; and more about pink slime!…

Whispers and Warnings For 06/22/17

Whispers and Warnings For 06/22/17

Unpaid student writers? Insulting!; More Amazon monopoly fears; Pirated textbook scandal; Free speech win for Rock Band!…

Whispers and Warnings for 06/15/17

Whispers and Warnings for 06/15/17

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism; Fake "college rape" story settlement; Woman's Day loses lawsuit; High school student's First Amendment rights violated.…

Whispers and Warnings for 06/08/17

Whispers and Warnings for 06/08/17

Amazon must give refunds to parents; academic publisher claims losses of millions from pirated works; and Pink Slime! Yum!!!…

Whispers and Warnings for 06/01/17

Whispers and Warnings for 06/01/17

College sex book sparks lawsuit; Scandalous dossier draws heat for BuzzFeed; Sports writer gets canned for a REALLY stupid Tweet; Woman's Day gets sued...after fearing they'd get sued; ESPN generously Photoshops Tiger Woods' mugshot...…

Whispers and Warnings for 05/25/17

Whispers and Warnings for 05/25/17

Amazon's "Buy Button" trickery; Richard Simmons sues for libel; Students not allowed to hand out U.S. Constitution; Journalists arrested filming crash site…