Here Comes Your Monster Lawsuit!
The Google Book Settlement has been abandoned – but like some monstrous zombie rising from the dead, the litigation continues. Attorneys for the Authors Guild have filed a motion for class certification, the first step towards a ruling that might decide whether Google’s book scanning amounts to copyright theft.
Also – when is a blogger not a journalist? Avatar filmmaker James Cameron faces charges of idea appropriation… for heaven’s sake, don’t Tweet anything bad about the king of Thailand… and are publishers cracking down on book bloggers? Peter raves about a new (to the UK) service called NetGalley… and if e-books become more interactive, including embedded product links and all that kind of non-wordy stuff… are they still books?
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