Whispers and Warnings – 11/21/17

Whispers and Warnings – 11/21/17

Another sign that ebooks sales are down
Macmillan Shuts Down Pronoun
“The publishing giant announced today that it’s going to shut it down at the beginning of next year, giving its authors time to move their books elsewhere.”

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Penguin drops Halperin
Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Halperin Dropped by Publisher
“…the author of Game Change and former ABC news political director has been dropped by his publisher, Penguin, after stories surfaced that Halperin had sexually harassed a number of women while at ABC.”

“Fake News” website gets shut down by lawsuit.
Valpolies website creator admits publishing untrue statements about businessman in settlement
“Something had to be done,” Williams said, adding local business people, politicians and other community  leaders also were targets of the site. “They were the targets of vitriol and most of it was rooted in flat-out lies and things that weren’t remotely true. It wasn’t right.”

Don’t steal that porn!!
Adult film company alleges copyright infringement by some in Kalamazoo and Kent Counties
“Strike 3’s motion pictures have had positive global impact, leading more adult studios to invest in better content, higher pay performers, and to treat each performer with respect and like an artist,” the document reads.

Bad news for stock photo companies
United States: Standing To Sue For Copyright Infringement: No Bright Line Rule For Stock Photo Agencies
Ninth Circuit narrows the pool of legal standing when it comes to image copyright lawsuits.

Wow! Disney accused of stealing “Pirates of the Caribbean!”
Disney sued for copyright infringement over Pirates of the Caribbean franchise
“Themes, settings, plot, several characters, and dialogues from ‘The Screenplay’, some practically verbatim, have been copied by the defendants into Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl…”




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