WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 05/24/18

WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 05/24/18

Does this mean they were “fired?”
Crowdfunding Publisher Unbound Makes Four Editors Redundant
“Due to cost-cutting I am one of four editors being made redundant at Unbound. I am gutted as I was working with amazing authors on amazing books.”

Vicroria Strauss comments on #Cockygate
Trademark Shenanigans: Weighing In On #Cockygate
“Hopkins has begun threatening other romance writers who use ‘cocky’ in their titles–even where those titles are not part of a series, or the word is not used in a series title–with legal action unless they re-title and re-publish their books.”

Is FACEBOOK spying on users??
Facebook ‘Surveilled’ Users’ Texts and Pictures, Exploited Data: Lawsuit
“The suit … also alleges that Facebook sought to track user locations, read texts, monitor calls, access phone microphones, and track competitor app use.”

Latest copyright court battle – ZORRO
‘Zorro’ Licensor, in Role Reversal, Faces Trial for Copyright Infringement
“A court decision on Friday represents the latest in a two-decades-long feud over what is in the public domain and what is not.”

An excellent behind-the-scenes look at the demise of Time Inc.
The Last Days of Time Inc.
“An oral history of how the pre-eminent media organization of the 20th century ended up on the scrap heap.”

Another one bites the dust…
Interview Magazine Shuts Down After Raft of Wage, Harassment Lawsuits
“After almost 50 years, Interview magazine is shutting down.”

How do our fellow journalists feel about this?
Elon Musk teases website tracking journalists’ and media outlets’ credibility
“Billionaire Elon Musk says he is going to create a website where users can track and rate the credibility of journalists, editors, and publications.”



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