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PostPosted: March 25th, 2015, 1:42 pm 
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ABUSIVE ONLINE COMMENTS OR GOOD OLD FASHIONED STALKING?
Why I Quit Goodreads (or, The Bookternet Is Not Safe for Women)

http://bookriot.com/2015/03/25/booktern ... goodreads/
"Partly, I was paring back my social media life to those that are most useful to me (Twitter) or make me happiest (Instagram). Partly, I found the Kathleen Hale controversy profoundly upsetting..."

CHANGING NAMES IN FICTION WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM LAWSUITS!
Self-Published Novelist Defamed In-Laws in €53k Payout Case

http://www.theindependentpublishingmaga ... -case.html
"Despite the fiction disclaimer, the author's 'husband’s uncle, aunt, cousin, mother and sister lodged a criminal complaint against her for libel, claiming that the novel directly related their family history and damaged the family’s reputation.'"

RELATED:
Don't Invite Lawsuits by Real People Featured in Your Book! (Hint: You Can Still Be Sued Even If You Don't Name Them!)

http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_fro ... 12013.html

THE DEMANDS MADE BY THE MUSIC COMPANY ARE RIDICULOUS
Fox Sues to Keep 'Empire' as Title of Hit Series

https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/fox-su ... AAL2vQtDMD
"In response to a demand that it pay $5 million and cast several artists in the hit TV series Empire, Fox filed a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it has every right to use the show's title."

CAN ANYONE PUBLISH YOUR UNPUBLISHED WORK FOR PROFIT YEARS AFTER YOUR DEATH?
Salinger Court Fight Involves Law, Literature Business

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/20 ... -business/
“I think we’ve turned the tables on the great J.D. Salinger – the most litigious author in American history,” Graves said last week, just days after the lawsuit was filed. “No author has control after a certain amount of time.”

IF YOU TWEET A LIE, EXPECT REPURCUSSIONS
Maker of film on rapper Drake sues its own star

http://www.rappler.com/entertainment/ne ... t-footage'
"Drake authorized the filming, he was paid for it, he still has a financial stake in the movie, and his current statements to the contrary are completely false,' says Peter Haviland, lawyer for film company Specticast."


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