Why is the New York Times Coverage on Artist Rights So Oddly Inconsistent?

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Here is the author’s thesis: But starting with [Lars] Ulrich’s [2000] testimony [in the Napster case and hearings], a new complaint has taken center stage, one that flips those older objections on their heads. People didn’t stop buying books, they just stopped buying them from booksellers. You know:  Fire good, Napster bad.

Apple Loses Government's Antitrust Lawsuit Over E-Books

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New York judge says that Apple conspired with publishers to "eliminate retail price competition." read more. The Business THR, Esq.

Marvel wins round in Jack Kirby showdown; case to be litigated in New York

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By Eriq Gardner EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Entertainment has scored an important win in its ongoing litigation with the estate of Jack Kirby, the comic book icon whose family is trying to terminate a copyright grant on such iconic characters as Iron.

New York SAG Election Becoming a Tinderbox

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Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin endorse USAN, while OSU issues a bill of particulars and personal attacks fly in all directions. With both factions pro-merger, members wonder why they’re fighting.

Living in L.B.J.’s America - The New York Times

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America - The New York Times"For those puzzled about why so many evangelical leaders were willing to endorse Donald J. Eisenhower.

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One Small Book Deal Step For Google

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From the New York Times, coverage of the Google-Hachette book deal

Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87 - The New York Times

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Mr. Wiesel was the author of several dozen books and was a charismatic lecturer and humanities professor. He was 87.

The Ghost On the Book

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Julia Moskin writes about ghostwriting cookbooks,here, for the New York Times

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

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But the rioting in London is really the stuff of the Internet made flesh, a virtual tableau come to life.  So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet.  For this reason alone Free Ride is an important book for policy makers to keep close by.

Bill Keller on Why People Write Books

Pixelization

Today in the New York Times, Bill Keller writes about how the pastime of book-writing continues to boom despite the new media explosion that seems to be making books increasingly irrelevant. Books Copyright Cyber/Tech Economics For Law Profs The Great Fallacy of Intellectual PropertyNote the tense.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

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The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

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Many comparisons have been made between the leak of these documents and Daniel Ellsberg’s 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times.

Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review

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The Times's Dealings With Julian Assange - NYTimes.com

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Back in New York we assembled a team of reporters, data experts and editors and quartered them in an out-of-the-way office. military.

Wayans brothers joke theft case moves to L.A.

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By Matthew Belloni A lawsuit claiming that the Wayans brothers stole jokes from a former assistant and published them in a book called "101 Ways to Know You're a Golddigger" has been transferred from New York to Los Angeles. Jared.

Jury finds libel in fictional character

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By Eriq Gardner Last year, we wrote about attorney Ravi Batra, who convinced the New York Supreme Court not to dismiss a "libel-in-fiction" defamation claim against the TV show "Law & Order" over a corrupt fictional character. Tags: Books Decisions Roundup Defamation Litigation Now comes word.

Google Books vs. Library Books?

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Government attorneys cited “ class action, copyright, and antitrust &# worries in asking a New York U.S. – Traci Galbreath.

50 Years Later Charles Blow New York Times

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Most laws that explicitly codified discrimination have been stricken from the books. I’m absolutely convinced that enormous steps have been made in race relations. That’s not debatable. Overt, articulated racial animus has become more socially unacceptable. But my worry is that we have hit a ceiling of sorts. 50 Years Later

Controversy Still Surrounds Google Book Project

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to move forward with its plan to scan millions of books and make them available on an online database. That’s a problem.&#. Image Source.

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

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Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audiobook. Courtesy Heretick Theatre Lab.

Book Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine

Music Technology Policy

But the rioting in London is really the stuff of the Internet made flesh, a virtual tableau come to life.  So this is as good a time as any to mention Robert Levine’s book, Free Ride, currently the subject of the Two Minutes Hate on the Internet.  For this reason alone Free Ride is an important book for policy makers to keep close by.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Non-Scripted Outlets Want A Bigger Piece Of The Hostess Pie

DealFatigue

The Food Network made Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray into television stars and household names.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

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Here, the Estate wanted to mount a new production of “A Chorus Line” which required additional permission from the dancers.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

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Here, the Estate wanted to mount a new production of “A Chorus Line” which required additional permission from the dancers.

Chorus Line Dancers Make A New Deal

DealFatigue

Here, the Estate wanted to mount a new production of “A Chorus Line&# which required additional permission from the dancers.

“Google and the World Brain”

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book on Peter F. google books google books settlementStart with publication dates. How frequent are such errors?

The E-Book Pricing Debate

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From the New York TImes: after the Justice Department sued e-book publishers, alleging price fixing, many people thought digital book prices would come down. That hasn't really happened. The NYT discusses what's going on

Wikileaks editor interrogated by US border police - Americas, World - The Independent

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Jacob Appelbaum, who has stood in for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since he was advised not to travel to the US, spent three hours at a New York airport while customs officers photocopied receipts and searched his laptop, and he was again approached and questioned by FBI officers at a computer hackers conference in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Wikileaks editor interrogated by US border police - Americas, World - The Independent

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Jacob Appelbaum, who has stood in for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since he was advised not to travel to the US, spent three hours at a New York airport while customs officers photocopied receipts and searched his laptop, and he was again approached and questioned by FBI officers at a computer hackers conference in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Why photo clearance is critical for bloggers and stock photo libraries

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Firemark - Theatre, Film, TV & New Media. The lawsuit claims that a photo of Ms. The trouble is, Ms. Nolan is not HIV positive.

Books, e-Books, and Barnes & Noble

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The New York Times on how the last giant, Barnes & Noble, is hanging on in the face of a tremendous challenge from Amazon.com.

The Resale Of Ditigal Books and Music

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The New York Times on the possibilities created if the law allows reselling of digital ebooks and music

Monday Morning JetLawg

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Failure to return books to New York library for 220 years racks up $300,000 in late fees for an unlikely thief – George Washington. Apple files for patent for its new iPhone and iTunes “Concert Ticket&# System. Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox over name of Dominican nightclub.

Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times

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Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times October 22, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Woman of Mass Destruction By MAUREEN DOWD. Judy had moved on from her tempestuous tenure as a Washington editor to be a reporter based in New York, but she showed up at this national security affairs briefing. I've always liked Judy Miller.

Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times

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Woman of Mass Destruction - New York Times October 22, 2005 Op-Ed Columnist Woman of Mass Destruction By MAUREEN DOWD. Judy had moved on from her tempestuous tenure as a Washington editor to be a reporter based in New York, but she showed up at this national security affairs briefing. I've always liked Judy Miller.

More Book Banning.

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Fifty Shades of Grey, currently number one on the New York Times Best Seller list, is a charming story about a college graduate, her billionaire boyfriend, and their sex life. It’s labeled as erotic fiction, but it sounds more like porn for housewives. It was apparently developed from a work of Twilight fan fiction under [.].

Broadway Musicians' Union Sounds Off About Recorded Music

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The fur – and feather boas – are flying in New York, where the Broadway musicians’ union is waging what the New York Times in a story Sunday calls “an unusually aggressive, political-style campaign” against the producers of the musical “Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,”

Willy Wizard takes Harry Potter copyright fight to America

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The estate of Adrian Jacobs, who authored the 1987 book "The Adventures of Willy the Wizard," has filed a lawsuit in New York. By Eriq Gardner The battle between Willy the Wizard and Harry Potter has moved to U.S. shores.

Google Defeats Viacom’s Copyright Case with DMCA Safe Harbor

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This week, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for Google in its one billion dollar case against Viacom, finding that YouTube, which is owned by Google, is protected under the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom, along with other plaintiffs, sued YouTube for copyright infringement.