Whispers And Warnings For September 25th

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Eminem copyright infringement case has court date
“Eight Mile Style accused Facebook of using Eminem song ‘Under the Influence’ during April advertising campaign.”

Tattoo Artist Looks to Show Value of Copyright Claim Against Videogame Publisher
Christopher Escobedo demanded $4.16 million for unauthorized use of his “Lion Tattoo” in “UFC Undisputed.”

McBride publisher in TV tussle
The publisher of Damian McBride’s memoirs is facing questions from police after tussling with a protester as the former spin doctor gave a live television interview.

Google Books Case Appears Ready to Be Decided
It took Judge Denny Chin less than 40 minutes yesterday to hear oral arguments on the cross motions for summary judgment in the Authors Guild’s long-running lawsuit against Google over its library book scanning project.

Photo plagiarist said financial woes made him steal pic
The 22-year-old amateur photographer who has come under fire for submitting somebody else’s work as his own to a photo contest said he was forced to commit plagiarism because of financial troubles.

Plagiarizing poet withdraws from contest. Wait, poets plagiarize?
The poet C.J. Allen has withdrawn his poem, “Explaining the Plot of Blade Runner to My Mother Who Has Alzheimers,” from the shortlist of Britain’s Forward Poetry prize after admitting to plagiarizing some early poems.

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