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Monday News: The Turtles’s copyright case, discrimination suit against Nicholas Sparks, PW’s publishing survey results, and “motion as metaphor”

Monday News: The Turtles’s copyright case, discrimination suit against Nicholas Sparks,...

Copyright land grab by The Turtles threatens digital music, will not help young musicians – You may or may not be familiar with the 1970′s pop group, The Turtles, and their legal victory against SiriusXM for so-called “unpaid royalties” on… more

Thursday News: Facebook apologizes for “fake name” snafu, E-books and research libraries, global gender bias in film, and the DA ad book is open

Thursday News: Facebook apologizes for “fake name” snafu, E-books and research...

Facebook’s chief product officer apologizes to the LGBTQ community – Facebook CPO Chris Cox penned what appears to be a pretty earnest and humble apology for discriminating against LGBTQ users by flagging their user names as fake. Although Facebook does… more

Tuesday News: Dangers of corporate copyright infringement, when gender and religion collide, 1930s Harlem map, and cute proposal story

Tuesday News: Dangers of corporate copyright infringement, when gender and religion...

Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer – An interesting article about how widespread corporate copyright infringement has imperiled the professional life of a nature photographer. In other words, the opposite of how many people perceive piracy,… more

Thursday News: B&N disses desktop downloads, new Kindles to ponder, breakthrough digital textbook for visually impaired students, and interview with Alison Bechdel

Thursday News: B&N disses desktop downloads, new Kindles to ponder, breakthrough...

B&N Ends Desktop Downloading – In a stealth move and without notifying its existing customer base, BN has removed the ability for readers to download Nook purchases to their desktops. Readers who complained were told that they could download the… more

Tuesday News: Authors United insult just about everyone, Robin Thicke’s deposition disaster, LEGO’s gender trouble, and portraits of Black Victorians

Tuesday News: Authors United insult just about everyone, Robin Thicke’s deposition...

Letter to Amazon.com, Inc. board of directors – It was difficult to pick out the most offensive passage in this Authors United letter to the Amazon board of directors. From the Eurocentric insult to China and Chinese authors, to the… more

Monday News: Apple speculation builds, Kate Mosse and genre fiction, Jane the Virgin comes to US TV, and Neil Patrick Harris’s “Choose Your Own Autobiography”

Monday News: Apple speculation builds, Kate Mosse and genre fiction, Jane...

A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products? – As anticipation builds about next Tuesday’s Apple announcement(s), so does speculation about what product(s) will be introduced and what priorities consumers will exercise. Apple is holding a media… more

Friday News: Critiquing Anita Sarkeesian’s Critics, the new waterproof Kobo reader, pregnancy app Glow, and new book on 3 top newswomen

Friday News: Critiquing Anita Sarkeesian’s Critics, the new waterproof Kobo reader,...

Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique – A really great, thorough analysis of the dangerous idiocy that are the attacks on Anita Sarkeesian. Not only does Ian Steadman uncover the hypocritical illogic of Sarkessian’s detractors,… more

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences, Arab Noir fiction, and Gretna Green’s marriage business

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences,...

New Spider-Woman comic cover condemned for ‘blatant sexualisation’ – An interesting illustration of the disconnect between the diversification of the comic reader and those still producing them (and a good companion piece to the diversity in publishing story from yesterday)…. more