Johnny Depp Imprint – I don’t really get the idea behind this but apparently it is believed that if Johnny Depp’s name is on the imprint, then people will buy the books. The first book from the Johnny Depp imprint, a part of HarperCollins, is The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan by Douglas Brinkley. Associated Press
Internet providers to begin warning customers who pirate content – AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon will begin to allow copyright owners to alert them of potential illegal downloaders using a service called Mark Monitor. The copyright consortium provides an IP address to the internet service provider. The ISP then matches up the IP address to its customer and sends a warning notice. If the customer feels they have been wrongly accused, you can pay $35 for a review. So essentially big corporations will be meting out punishment outside a court of law. “”The entire system will be overseen by an organization called the Center for Copyright Information, which includes content owners, such as the Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America, as well as individual members including Disney, Sony Pictures, Fox, EMI and Universal.””CNN
Apple loses tablet copyright appeal against Samsung – Apple won the first round in the US but the appellate courts in the UK don’t agree. “The Court of Appeal upheld a British High Court judgment that despite some similarities, Samsung did not infringe Apple’s design, in part because its products were “not as cool”. Samsung welcomed the decision saying in a statement, “we continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners”.“Reuters
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
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