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.”

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.”

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.”

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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