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INTERESTING BIT OF PUBLISHING HISTORY
Houghton Mifflin Once Sued Another Publisher on Behalf of Hitler and Mein Kampf

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... VaRQY8K.99
"Despite being one of the world’s most notorious books, Mein Kampf isn’t exactly known as one of the most coherent or readable. John F. Ptak of JF Ptak Science Books reports that one attempt to cut the book down to an easily-digestible size led to a strange legal situation — a lawsuit filed by Houghton Mifflin on behalf of Adolf Hitler’s bestseller."

UTTER INSANITY!!!
Indian journalist burned alive after reporting on politician's alleged corruption

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/10 ... latestnews
"An Indian politician reportedly has been arrested and charged with murder after a journalist covering his alleged corruption was burned alive."

IS YOUR NEW EMPLOYEE OR FREELANCER OFFERING YOU TRADE SECRETS FROM A COMPETITOR?!
The Perils of Employees' Trade Secret Plundering

http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82145.html?rss=1
"As the new employer, you may be hiring those employees because they have valuable information -- yet if you don't want to be targeted by a lawsuit, along with the employees, you do not want them to provide to you, or use, their former employers' trade secrets."

PHOTOSHOPPING CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE!
Aussie senator wins lawsuit against men's magazine for lingerie shot

http://mashable.com/2015/06/06/sarah-ha ... source=rss
"An Australian Greens Senator won a defamation case on Thursday against Zoo magazine for photoshopping her head onto the body of a half-naked underwear model."

ONLY $20?! HA HA HA!!!
Warner Bros slaps Friends pirates with $20 fines

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/d ... hjw55.html
"Copyright infringers tempted by the enduring appeal of the sitcom Friends have been targeted by Warner Bros – but the invoice might not be considered much of a deterrent."

WHY ARE ONLINE THREATS CONSIDERED LESS SERIOUS THAN OFFLINE THREATS?!
Why Online Harassment Is Still Ruining Lives -- And How We Can Stop It

http://www.brudirect.com/0-science-tech ... an-stop-it
"In 2010, Anthony Elonis threatened his estranged wife by writing rants on his Facebook page such as, 'There's one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts.' For making these threats, a federal district court sentenced him to more than three years in prison. On June 1, the Supreme Court voided that conviction..."


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