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PostPosted: June 1st, 2015, 12:41 pm 
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THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL, BUT IT MAY NOT BE?!
Can an 'Artist' Sell Your Instagram Photos?

http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2 ... hotos.html
"We've all come to learn (I hope) that nothing we post on the Internet is private. But it's a far cry from 'not private' to 'available for an artist to enlarge, display, and sell for $90k.' That's what artist Richard Prince for a collection he calls 'New Portraits,' which consist of blown up photos from other people's Instagram accounts..."

GOOD RIDDANCE!
Pirate books sites banned

http://www.techeye.net/news/pirate-books-sites-banned
"The UK High Court has granted an application by The Publishers Association to have several major ‘pirate’ eBook sites blocked at the ISP level."

NO, YOU *CAN'T* USE SOMEBODY ELSE'S ONLINE PHOTOS WITHOUT PERMISSION!
CoStar Sues RealMassive, Alleges Copyright Infringement - Analyst Blog

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/costar-su ... 1-cm480673
"CoStar is seeking millions of dollars in damages and a permanent injunction against RealMassive and its senior executives, claiming that the company features CoStar's copyrighted photographs in listings posted on its site. The research firm has also submitted concrete evidence of the national-scale copyright violations to the court, including photos showed on RealMassive.com with the CoStar logo or watermark still on them."

THIS IS NOT SURPRISING
Books about women less likely to win prizes, study finds

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/j ... tudy-finds
"Analysis of the last 15 years of winners of six major literary awards by the critically acclaimed author Nicola Griffith has found that a novel is more likely to land a prize if the focus of the narrative is male."

THIS ARTICLE MENTIONS THAT AUTHOR SOLUTIONS AUTHORS ARE
What Happens when a Book Publisher Doesn’t Pay Royalties?

http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news ... -royalties
"Hesperus Press has been ordered by a British High Court to stop selling digital and print copies of Jonas Jonasson’s smash-hit novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, following an alleged failure to pay royalties. The book had sold 500,000 print copies and 700,000 e-book copies in the UK since 2012. The author and their agent both never received a dime from them..."


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