Blackbeard’s Ship Center of Copyright Case; Amazon Removes Books Before They’re Launched; Shoppers Leaving Amazon for Walmart; Newspapers Going Non-Profit?!; AND MORE! …In The News – 11/08/2019

Blackbeard’s Ship Center of Copyright Case; Amazon Removes Books Before They’re Launched; Shoppers Leaving Amazon for Walmart; Newspapers Going Non-Profit?!; AND MORE! …In The News – 11/08/2019

Turning Newspapers into Non-Profits? What could go wrong??
In historic shift, The Salt Lake Tribune gets IRS approval to become a nonprofit
“The current business model for local newspapers is broken and beyond repair.”

Journalism Students Struggle
Fake news? No jobs? Prospective Journalists Soldier On
“When I look at local news and see what’s happening, I’m pessimistic,” said Kathleen Culver, journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

B&N Still Wallowing in Litigation Over its Former CEO
B&N Pursues ‘Risky’ Move Against Fired CEO
“Parneros is seeking ‘approximately $70 million’ in damages for the defamation claim alone.”

No, the government can’t violate copyright law without repercussions
The pirate Blackbeard is laughing in his grave over a SCOTUS copyright case
“The ship was discovered in 1996 by a private entity, which hired Nautilus Productions to film the find. Nautilus registered copyrights for its videos and images that North Carolina used with no license.”

Another reason to NOT put all your eggs in the Amazon basket…
Amazon Removes Two Christian Fiction Books – Jon Del Arroz’s Glorified and Declan Finn’s Deus Vult
“Amazon shut down Jon Del Arroz’s Glorified novel along with Declan Finn’s Deus Vult novel from publisher Silver Empire…”

Is Amazon Losing it’s Iron Grip?
As Shoppers Lose Interest In Amazon, Brands Shift To Selling On Walmart
“As with any change in shopper preferences, consumer brands are preparing to make changes. That includes setting up shop on the Walmart marketplace.”

Amazon Wins Against Discrimination Suit
Jury sides with Amazon in discrimination lawsuit brought by former tech manager
“The lawsuit filed in 2016 alleges Haydar ‘was repeatedly subjected to demeaning comments directed at his national origin, religion, and marital status, given false and derogatory performance reviews, passed over for promotion in favor of less successful Caucasian peers, and denied transfers and other career opportunities.'”

 

 





 

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