WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 04/12/18

WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 04/12/18

WE BET YOU’VE HEARD OF THIS BOOK! He should be suing his father, not the publisher…
‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ now wants his day in court
“In January 2015, Alex, now paralyzed from the neck down, admitted he had fabricated the story. ‘I did not die,’ he wrote in a blog post. ‘I did not go to Heaven. I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention.'”

Nazi based books ruffle feathers in Poland
Holocaust survivors file groundbreaking lawsuit against pro-Nazi publisher
“This is the first civil case of its kind ever brought in Poland. The plaintiffs, all in their 80s, include a former fighter of the Polish Home Army and Warsaw Uprising, and two Holocaust survivors, both saved from the Warsaw ghetto as children”

California legislators show their true colors – ANTI FREE SPEECH
It Begins: California Senator Introduces Bill to Kill Free Speech, Requires State-Sanctioned Fact Checkers to Approve Online Content
“This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.”

Interesting read!
Victoria Strauss at WriterBeware was allegedly threatened with legal action. Details are at the link above.

Internet Archives Open Library Project still violating copyrights?
“Although the IA describes these books as being ‘mostly from the 20th century’ and ‘largely not available either physically or digitally’, numerous books in the Open Library collection are recently published, in-copyright, and commercially available.”

Learn how to demand they take down YOUR book(s) right here

If this isn’t a joke…it’s the shortest article in the history of journalism…
The founders of Backpage.com charged in alleged scheme to promote prostitution, launder money.
The comments are funny!!




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