Freelance Jobs on the Rise!; Another Big Ebook Pirate Operation Gets Sued; Amazon Caught Selling to Blacklisted Firms… and MUCH MORE – In the News – 07/09/20

Freelance Jobs on the Rise!; Another Big Ebook Pirate Operation Gets Sued; Amazon Caught Selling to Blacklisted Firms… and MUCH MORE – In the News – 07/09/20

Hey Freelancers – You’re on the right track!
The pandemic has boosted freelance work — and hiring for these jobs is booming
“Freelance job openings increased over 25% during the April to June quarter of 2020 — compared to the first three months of the year.”

Battle Continues Between B&N and Former CEO
Oral Arguments Set in B&N’s Bid to Knock Out Former CEO’s Defamation Claim
“Attorneys for Parneros argue that the former CEO’s surprise 2018 dismissal was engineered on false pretenses by an angry Len Riggio, and that a vaguely-worded B&N press release announcing the firing implied sexual misconduct.”

More Pirated E-books
Authors Guild, Amazon, PRH File Suit Against E-book Pirate Site
“Over the last several years, we have worked through various channels to curtail the proliferation of e-book piracy sites, but KISS Library has been a challenge since it is a particularly egregious criminal enterprise.”

Africa’s Largest Publisher Takes a Hit
Africa’s top publisher to close South African publications, cut jobs
“South Africa has managed to buck the trend for a while given its high data costs, which made good quality news sites difficult to access while newspapers remained relatively cost-effective. It really isn’t looking good.”

Something in This Newspaper Sure Must be Threatening to Somebody!
Epoch Times Papers Target of Theft Once Again in Canada, Publisher Says
“The Epoch Times has experienced theft and vandalism targeting its operations since its founding. The independent news organization often reports on China and the human rights violations of the Beijing regime.”

More Death Threats for Simply Publishing an Opinion.
Children’s Author Gillian Philip Fired By Publisher After Tweeting Support For J.K. Rowling
“After Philip changed her Twitter profile to show her support from Rowling, the Daily Mail reports she ‘received sexualised abuse and deaths threats from the trans lobby.'”

Oh, Boy…
Disgraced Historian David Starkey is Dropped by Publisher Over Racist Slavery Comments
You’re not going to believe some of the stuff this guy said…

Real Problems With Fake Merchandise on Amazon
Amazon will start listing names and addresses of Marketplace sellers to combat counterfeiting
“Amazon said it spent $500 million last year to fight fraud, abuse, and counterfeit products, and that it took down 2.5 million potential bad actor accounts shut down 6 billion suspicious listings.”

Well, What does Amazon Care – as Long as They are Making Money?
Amazon Settles Allegations of U.S. Sanctions Violations
“In several hundred instances, Amazon’s system allegedly failed to flag the correctly spelled names and addresses of people and entities on the U.S. blacklist, according to the agreement.”

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