Cuomo’s Publisher Halts Support; Judge Slams Defamation Protection; Penguin/S&S Merger Spells Trouble …In the News – 03/25/2021

Cuomo’s Publisher Halts Support; Judge Slams Defamation Protection; Penguin/S&S Merger Spells Trouble …In the News – 03/25/2021

*Publishing Industry
It’s About Damned Time SOMEONE Held Him Accountable!!
Gov. Cuomo’s book publisher halts ‘active support’ amid NY nursing home investigation: Report
“Sales of Cuomo’s book, ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic,’ have noticeably declined in recent weeks as scrutiny of the governor intensified.”

*Defamation
If I can get “Cancelled” for “Fake News”, Then why Shouldn’t News Outlets get SUED for it?
Federal Judge Pens Dissent Slamming Decades-Old Press Protections
“’Justice Thomas has already persuasively demonstrated that New York Times was a policy-driven decision masquerading as constitutional law,’ the judge wrote.”

*Royalties
Star Wars Author not Getting Royalties From Disney
#DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster
“They believe they have the right to publish work, but are not obligated to pay the writer no matter what the contract says.”

*Publishing Industry
Another example of why it’s so dangerous to let another website host your content
Medium Offers Entire Editorial Staff Buyouts
“The buyouts come less than a month after an attempt to unionize Medium’s editorial workers failed to win enough support.”

*Publishing Industry
Choices Are Dwindling for Traditional Publishing
Authors fear the worst if Penguin owner takes over Simon & Schuster
“Authors have made it abundantly clear that they fear the fallout if the deal goes ahead.”

*Amazonannigans
Would YOU Sign This Agreement?
Amazon Delivery Drivers Forced to Sign ‘Biometric Consent’ Form or Lose Job
“The Netradyne cameras are able to sense when a driver yawns, appears distracted, or isn’t wearing a seatbelt, according to a product description, and monitor drivers’ body and facial movements.”

 

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