Whispers and Warnings – 11/02/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/02/17

CBS allegedly sues photographer out of retailation.
CBS sues man for copyright over screenshots of 59-year-old TV show
“The lawsuit against New York photojournalist Jon Tannen, filed on Friday, is essentially a retaliatory strike. Tannen sued CBS Interactive in
February, claiming that the online division of CBS had used two of his photographs without permission.”

Fraudsters go the extra mile to run this scam targeting writers…
Scam Alert: Fraudsters Targeting Freelancers With Fake Job Offers
“The perpetrators have gone so far as to conduct job interviews by phone and gchat; to require signature on employment agreements, direct
deposit, and tax forms; and to mail fake checks to individuals (in the hope that these “advances” would be cashed, thereby providing the
perpetrators with bank account information and/or credit card information).

Vermont Newspaper accused of copyright infringement and “racketeering.”
Newport Express, Former Publisher Sued For ‘Racketeering’ Activity
“The lawsuit also claims the Express stole the Caledonian-Record’s Associated Press (AP) subscription password and used it for years to
download more than 680 photographs for its own use on the Caledonian-Record’s account.”

 

 

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