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Duchess The Poodle Bites Borders

Unleashed on July 31, 2009

99675645_d2bdb22287Time for our weekly news round-up – dominated by Marshmallow the Bear and Duchess the Poodle, both pseudonyms for blogging employees of Borders.  They’re here to tell you what “makebooks” are.  But should they be allowed to?  Shouldn’t an employer be allowed to prevent staff from blogging critically about their business?  Also, we’re looking at a big-stakes lawsuit that could scupper the chances of “The Hobbit” being filmed, and the Google Books Settlement raises some surprising issues that touch upon readers’ privacy.  All brought to you courtesy of our wonderful Donna Ballman and The Write Report.

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Links: The Write Report; Borders makes employees sign agreement not to blog; Tolkien heirs sue to stop Hobbit film want film rights back; Latest legal issue in Google book scanning is consumer privacy; Borders “Make Books” Music Video

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