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Tuesday News: Spider-Man, Legos, Banned Books, and The Briefcase

Tuesday News: Spider-Man, Legos, Banned Books, and The Briefcase

Supreme Court cuts the string on Spider-Man toy inventor’s patent – A Spider-Man toy wristband that shoots a silly-string like “spider web” was collecting royalties from Marvel well past the expiration of its patent, pursuant to an open-ended contract between the… more

Thursday News: Re:Create copyright law, Goodreads + sponsored content; Kobo publishing tell-all, and beautiful, isolated cottages

Thursday News: Re:Create copyright law, Goodreads + sponsored content; Kobo publishing...

Library Groups Join Effort for ‘Balanced’ Copyright – Re:Create is a new coalition that includes organizations such as the American Library Association and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The group wants “clear, simple and transparent” copyright laws that promote “innovation, creativity,… more

Tuesday News: SCOTUS rejects Conan Doyle estate, Ebook product placement, Marvel expands the comics canon, and amazing libraries

Tuesday News: SCOTUS rejects Conan Doyle estate, Ebook product placement, Marvel...

Sherlock Holmes to Remain in Public Domain After Supreme Court Declines Case – So you’ve got to give the Conan Doyle estate credit for their persistence. Except, you know for the bad faith licensing fees. And SCOTUS has delivered the… more

Monday News: Changes at Penguin Random House, Google settles with photographers, Rumored changes at Twitter, and Scribd’s infographic on reading

Monday News: Changes at Penguin Random House, Google settles with photographers,...

The Penguin Publishing Group Takes Shape – So now that Penguin Random House has made its initial adjustments and realignments, CEO Markus Dohle has streamlined Penguin’s imprints by placing them all under new President of Penguin Publishing Group Madeline McIntosh…. more