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Peter Cox

Winnie The Pee

Unleashed on October 8, 2009

3811514114_2f1ce3b823Life get’s stranger, doesn’t it?  And it seems that few areas are more bizarre than the publishing world.  In this week’s WRITE REPORT with Donna Ballman.  The FTC plans to require online book reviewers (bloggers… that means you!)  to disclose whether they have received free books from publishers and will be treated as “endorsers”.  The BookLocker.com lawsuit against Amazon’s restrictive print-on-demand policy gains some traction under US anti-trust laws.  The estate of James Joyce estate has been ordered to  pays an author $240,000 to settle a lawsuit establishing fair use rights (it’s called  “copyright misuse” and it may have positive implications for other authors). And after 18 years of dueling lawsuits, courtroom clashes and allegations of impropriety, Walt Disney Co. finally can close the storybook on its battle with the family that holds lucrative rights to Winnie the Pooh.  or should that be Winnie the Pee?

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