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Just so you know where you stand: Google attacks authors and photographers organizations in Google Books case

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Daralyn Durie stood before Judge Dennis Chin for what seems to me to be a rather shabby proposition: The Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers should be disqualified from representing authors and photographers as a class in the Google Books litigation and that each author and photographer whose work Google infringed should be forced to sue Google individually. The Authors Guild sued in 2005.

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Why is there a Google Books? Part 1: Machine Translations and Customer X

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It’s worth taking a longer look at exactly what Google Books is and who it may be meant to serve. A good way to accomplish this is with books in translation. In some cases, the delicate, rare and impossible to replace out of copyright books. A book on Peter F.

It’s Their Web: Google’s land grab with the new gTLDs for.music,film,movie,book

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The point about these new top level domains such as.music,film,movie,book, is that they could be community based for creators who work in these areas, not corporate monoliths that actually are key players in harming those creators.

Communications Law Class Assignment For The Week of April 10th 2005

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Make sure you have completed your reading of chapter five of the text book. We will be completing our discussion of "Invasion of Privacy" this week. In class we will be discussing "False Light", page 193, "Intrusion" and the "Expectation of Privacy". You must read at least to page 200 in the text

Communications Law Class Assignment For The Week of April 10th 2005

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Make sure you have completed your reading of chapter five of the text book. We will be completing our discussion of "Invasion of Privacy" this week. In class we will be discussing "False Light", page 193, "Intrusion" and the "Expectation of Privacy". You must read at least to page 200 in the text

The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations

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The New York Times > Books > Sunday Book Review > 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations The New York Times May 1, 2005 'The World Is Flat': The Wealth of Yet More Nations By FAREED ZAKARIA THE WORLD IS FLAT A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. Friedman's excellent new book, ''The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.''. The book is done in Friedman's trademark style. In 2005, an estimated 400,000 American I.R.S.

CBS 46 Atlanta - Carter criticizes administration for direction it's taking U.S.

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Nov 12, 2005, 11:01 PM. AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter, on a tour to promote his latest book, is sharply questioning the direction the Bush administration has taken the country. Carter is promoting his 20th book, "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis," which he describes as his first political book. About 1,200 people waited to have books signed by the 39th president CBS 46 Atlanta - Carter criticizes administration for direction it's taking U.S.

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CBS 46 Atlanta - Carter criticizes administration for direction it's taking U.S.

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Nov 12, 2005, 11:01 PM. AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter, on a tour to promote his latest book, is sharply questioning the direction the Bush administration has taken the country. Carter is promoting his 20th book, "Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis," which he describes as his first political book. About 1,200 people waited to have books signed by the 39th president CBS 46 Atlanta - Carter criticizes administration for direction it's taking U.S.

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Confess to premiere at the Hampton's Festival

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on Friday, October 21, 2005 at the UA 4 Theater in East Hampton. on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the UA 6 Theater in East Hampton. on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Panasonic VIP screening room at the South Hampton Inn. For more information click on [link] CRAZY LOVE PREMIERS AT HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL CRAZY LOVE will premier at ArcLight Cinemas at 6360 West Sunset Boulevard at the Hollywood Film festival on October 22, 2005, at 2 p.m.

Confess to premiere at the Hampton's Festival

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on Friday, October 21, 2005 at the UA 4 Theater in East Hampton. on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the UA 6 Theater in East Hampton. on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Panasonic VIP screening room at the South Hampton Inn. For more information click on [link] CRAZY LOVE PREMIERS AT HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL CRAZY LOVE will premier at ArcLight Cinemas at 6360 West Sunset Boulevard at the Hollywood Film festival on October 22, 2005, at 2 p.m.

NPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer Dies

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University of Alabama All Things Considered, October 13, 2005 · Vivian Malone Jones, the first African-American student to graduate from the University of Alabama, has died at age 63. Culpepper Clark, author of The Schoolhouse Door, a book about the last stand for segregation in Alabama, discusses Jones' life and legacy. NPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer Dies Listen to this story.

NPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer Dies

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University of Alabama All Things Considered, October 13, 2005 · Vivian Malone Jones, the first African-American student to graduate from the University of Alabama, has died at age 63. Culpepper Clark, author of The Schoolhouse Door, a book about the last stand for segregation in Alabama, discusses Jones' life and legacy. NPR : Alabama Desegregation Pioneer Dies Listen to this story.

“Wife Swap” Producer May Proceed with Copyright Infringement Claim Against “Trading Spouses”

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556, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12923 (C.D.Cal. 2005). He writes a monthly syndicated column that appears on the Film Arts Web site as "The Litwak Files," and is the author of six books, including Reel Power, The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood, Courtroom Crusaders, Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry (winner of the 1995 Krazna-Krausz Book Award), Contracts for the Film and Television Industry, and Risky Business.

“Wife Swap” Producer May Proceed with Copyright Infringement Claim Against “Trading Spouses”

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556, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12923 (C.D.Cal. 2005). He writes a monthly syndicated column that appears on the Film Arts Web site as "The Litwak Files," and is the author of six books, including Reel Power, The Struggle for Influence and Success in the New Hollywood, Courtroom Crusaders, Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry (winner of the 1995 Krazna-Krausz Book Award), Contracts for the Film and Television Industry, and Risky Business.

About.com: Debunking Cosby on Blacks

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About.com: washingtonpost.com Debunking Cosby on Blacks By Michelle Singletary Sunday, November 13, 2005; F01 Was comedian Bill Cosby right when he criticized poor blacks for not appreciating and thus capitalizing on the path people such as civil rights icon Rosa Parks paved? So this month for the Color of Money Book Club, I'm recommending "Is Bill Cosby Right? by Michael Eric Dyson (Basic Civitas Books, $23). And Dyson proves as much in his well-researched book.

About.com: Debunking Cosby on Blacks

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About.com: washingtonpost.com Debunking Cosby on Blacks By Michelle Singletary Sunday, November 13, 2005; F01 Was comedian Bill Cosby right when he criticized poor blacks for not appreciating and thus capitalizing on the path people such as civil rights icon Rosa Parks paved? So this month for the Color of Money Book Club, I'm recommending "Is Bill Cosby Right? by Michael Eric Dyson (Basic Civitas Books, $23). And Dyson proves as much in his well-researched book.

Nevada Supreme Court Overturns State "Son of Sam" Law

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LEGAL INSIGHTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA June 22, 2005 In this newsletter: NEVADA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS STATE "SON OF SAM" LAW AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL The original "Son of Sam" law was enacted in 1977 in New York to ensure that the infamous serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the "Son of Sam," would not profit from any future memoirs he might publish from prison regarding his murders. Copyright 2005, Mark Litwak

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Nevada Supreme Court Overturns State "Son of Sam" Law

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LEGAL INSIGHTS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MULTIMEDIA June 22, 2005 In this newsletter: NEVADA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS STATE "SON OF SAM" LAW AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL The original "Son of Sam" law was enacted in 1977 in New York to ensure that the infamous serial killer David Berkowitz, known as the "Son of Sam," would not profit from any future memoirs he might publish from prison regarding his murders. Copyright 2005, Mark Litwak

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NALIP AND SAN JUAN CINEMAFEST SPONSOR FREE PANELS ON PITCHING, FINANCING AND DISTRIBUTING FILMS

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Mark Litwak’s entertainment law practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property, and book publishing (“Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry,” “Risky Business: Financing and Distribution of Independent Film”). We have a limited number of these books for sale at $25 plus shipping.

NALIP AND SAN JUAN CINEMAFEST SPONSOR FREE PANELS ON PITCHING, FINANCING AND DISTRIBUTING FILMS

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Mark Litwak’s entertainment law practice includes work in the areas of copyright, trademark, contract, multimedia law, intellectual property, and book publishing (“Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry,” “Risky Business: Financing and Distribution of Independent Film”). We have a limited number of these books for sale at $25 plus shipping.

Editorial Observer: Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court - New York Times

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Editorial Observer: Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court - New York Times September 26, 2005 Editorial Observer: Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court By ADAM COHEN. Justice Breyer has just published a book, "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution," which is in part a response to those, like Justice Antonin Scalia, who believe the Constitution should be interpreted based on the "original intent" of the founders.

Editorial Observer: Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court - New York Times

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Editorial Observer: Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court - New York Times September 26, 2005 Editorial Observer: Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court By ADAM COHEN. Justice Breyer has just published a book, "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution," which is in part a response to those, like Justice Antonin Scalia, who believe the Constitution should be interpreted based on the "original intent" of the founders.

Justice Weighs Desire v. Duty (Duty Prevails) - New York Times

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Duty (Duty Prevails) - New York Times August 25, 2005 Justice Weighs Desire v. On the other hand, Justice Scalia's more abstract discussion of his jurisprudence, in a book titled "A Matter of Interpretation," has proved a steady seller since its publication in 1997. Breyer, will offer his own very different views of constitutional interpretation in a new book titled "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution.". Justice Weighs Desire v.

Justice Weighs Desire v. Duty (Duty Prevails) - New York Times

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Duty (Duty Prevails) - New York Times August 25, 2005 Justice Weighs Desire v. On the other hand, Justice Scalia's more abstract discussion of his jurisprudence, in a book titled "A Matter of Interpretation," has proved a steady seller since its publication in 1997. Breyer, will offer his own very different views of constitutional interpretation in a new book titled "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution.". Justice Weighs Desire v.

Times Reporter Agrees to Leave the Paper - New York Times

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Times Reporter Agrees to Leave the Paper - New York Times November 10, 2005 Times Reporter Agrees to Leave the Paper By KATHARINE Q. She has written four books and in 2002 was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for reporting, before the terrorist attacks of Sept. SEELYE.

Times Reporter Agrees to Leave the Paper - New York Times

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Times Reporter Agrees to Leave the Paper - New York Times November 10, 2005 Times Reporter Agrees to Leave the Paper By KATHARINE Q. She has written four books and in 2002 was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for reporting, before the terrorist attacks of Sept. SEELYE.

Documentary Filmmakers Adopt Position on Fair Use

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3) The amount and substantiality of the portion borrowed in relation to copyrighted work as a whole: Taking one sentence from a five hundred page book is more likely to be considered a fair use than taking a sentence from a ten line poem. Likewise, borrowing from a book that is out of print is not likely to have an adverse impact on its sales. The book contained detailed plot summaries and extensive direct quotations of at least eighty-nine lines of dialogue.

Documentary Filmmakers Adopt Position on Fair Use

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3) The amount and substantiality of the portion borrowed in relation to copyrighted work as a whole: Taking one sentence from a five hundred page book is more likely to be considered a fair use than taking a sentence from a ten line poem. Likewise, borrowing from a book that is out of print is not likely to have an adverse impact on its sales. The book contained detailed plot summaries and extensive direct quotations of at least eighty-nine lines of dialogue.

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 told The Times that she plans to write a book and intends to return to the newsroom, hoping to cover "the same thing I've always covered - threats to our country." I've always liked Judy Miller. I have often wondered what Waugh or Thackeray would have made of the Fourth Estate's Becky Sharp.

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 told The Times that she plans to write a book and intends to return to the newsroom, hoping to cover "the same thing I've always covered - threats to our country." I've always liked Judy Miller. I have often wondered what Waugh or Thackeray would have made of the Fourth Estate's Becky Sharp.

About.com

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About.com: Friday, August 5, 2005; Posted: 12:07 p.m. For a long time, we've talked in the game industry about gender diversity as the one problem on the radar, but the racial split is worse," said Ian Bogost, a Georgia Tech game design professor who recently published a book on video game criticism.

About.com

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About.com: Friday, August 5, 2005; Posted: 12:07 p.m. For a long time, we've talked in the game industry about gender diversity as the one problem on the radar, but the racial split is worse," said Ian Bogost, a Georgia Tech game design professor who recently published a book on video game criticism.

Justices Likely to Reconvene With No Word on Nominee - New York Times

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Justices Likely to Reconvene With No Word on Nominee - New York Times October 3, 2005 Justices Likely to Reconvene With No Word on Nominee By DAVID STOUT. Justice Breyer, interviewed by Mr. Stephanopoulos in connection with his book "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution," declined to say whether he thought the president should nominate a woman to succeed Justice O'Connor.

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Justices Likely to Reconvene With No Word on Nominee - New York Times

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Justices Likely to Reconvene With No Word on Nominee - New York Times October 3, 2005 Justices Likely to Reconvene With No Word on Nominee By DAVID STOUT. Justice Breyer, interviewed by Mr. Stephanopoulos in connection with his book "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution," declined to say whether he thought the president should nominate a woman to succeed Justice O'Connor.

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Patrick Gaffey On The Dedication Of Many Americans To The Policies Of President Bush

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On September 21, 2005, during a political discussion on the Miles Davis Discussion Listserv, a European participant wondered at the “unquestioning dedication” many Americans seem to feel toward their president. The answer lies in the brilliant little book The True Believer by Eric Hoffer, written in the wake of WWII to consider the twin phenomena of Communism and Fascism.

Patrick Gaffey On The Dedication Of Many Americans To The Policies Of President Bush

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On September 21, 2005, during a political discussion on the Miles Davis Discussion Listserv, a European participant wondered at the “unquestioning dedication” many Americans seem to feel toward their president. The answer lies in the brilliant little book The True Believer by Eric Hoffer, written in the wake of WWII to consider the twin phenomena of Communism and Fascism.

Time for a Federal Shield Law - New York Times

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Time for a Federal Shield Law - New York Times July 21, 2005 Time for a Federal Shield Law. There is no case on record where prosecutions have not been brought or have failed because of shield laws in states where such laws - including many providing absolute protection - have been on the books for decades.

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Time for a Federal Shield Law - New York Times

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Time for a Federal Shield Law - New York Times July 21, 2005 Time for a Federal Shield Law. There is no case on record where prosecutions have not been brought or have failed because of shield laws in states where such laws - including many providing absolute protection - have been on the books for decades.

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About.com's Race Relations Guide Discusses Out of Wedlock Births and the African American Community - Printer Friendly

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Interviews with 162 low-income white, African-American and Hispanic women in Philadelphia are summarized and synthesized by sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas in a book "Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage," published by the University of California Press. As for a solution.well, the book suggests that it may be a bit more complicated than asking black women to change their minds and seek to tie the knot

About.com's Race Relations Guide Discusses Out of Wedlock Births and the African American Community - Printer Friendly

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Interviews with 162 low-income white, African-American and Hispanic women in Philadelphia are summarized and synthesized by sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas in a book "Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage," published by the University of California Press. As for a solution.well, the book suggests that it may be a bit more complicated than asking black women to change their minds and seek to tie the knot