Whispers and Warnings for 10/26/16

Whispers and Warnings for 10/26/16

Amazon’s reach and influence is absolutely amazing
Google Fires Head of U.S. Copyright Office
Pallante was locked out of her computer this morning, according to two sources who spoke with Library employees. Earlier, [the nominal head of the Library of Congress] had called several members of Congress to tell them about her decision. Later, she called the heads of several media business trade organizations to give them the news, according to one who received such a call.


WritersWeekly has been saying this for a LONG TIME!
This Is The Modern Publishing Business
“They should have done their research,” is the accusation – when someone gets screwed out of thousands after using a company owned by Penguin Random House, run by Simon & Schuster, and endorsed by the Authors Guild.


A result of “news” outlets no longer vatting their sources.
A former UVA dean’s defamation lawsuit over the debunked Rolling Stone rape story is about to start
The article, “A Rape on Campus,” caused an uproar over the issue of sexual violence in U.S. colleges, but Rolling Stone retracted it in April 2015 when discrepancies surfaced.


Going After Music Sharing
Music Publishers Score a Legal Win Over an Online Music Storage Firm
The rulings marked the latest turn in protracted court battles between the music industry and online content providers. They followed prior copyright litigation that led to the shutdown of another company Robertson founded, MP3.com.




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