In their filing PEN’s attorneys write that ‘One clear effect of the lack of access to literacy education is the inability to critically analyze “fake news.”‘
Barnes & Noble’s Former CEO, Demos Parneros, Launches Lawsuit Against Bookseller
A late-summer standoff has flared with the US publishing industry’s largest–and longest-struggling–brick-and-mortar retail chain. Its former CEO is suing for defamation. The company, in response, alleges sexual harassment.
Dutch Court Shutters Ebook Resale Site…For Now
A Dutch appeals court has forced the closure of online ebook reseller Tom Kabinet until the company can prove all books for sale were legally obtained.
DOJ v Apple: Jedi Mind Tricks, Double Deletes and Spiderwebs
The Department of Justice’s trial against Apple for alleged ebook price fixing has had more than a few moments of entertaining linguistic absurdity.
Does Europe Value Publishing and Privacy More Than America?
The ongoing DOJ lawsuit against Apple and scandal at the NSA have underscored the divide between the US and Europe when it comes to the book business, privacy and information.
Scarlett Johansson Sues French Author for Using Her Name in a Novel
How American: actress Scarlett Johansson is suing French author Gregoire Delacourt for describing a character in his novel as her doppleganger.
Penguin to Pay $90m to Settle Ebook Lawsuit with States, Consumers
Penguin has proposed to pay $82 million to states and consumers, and another $8 million to lawyers, to settle the class action lawsuit alleging ebook price manipulation.
Lance Armstrong and His Publishers Sued for Fraud, False Advertising
Two California men have sued Lance Armstrong and his book publishers for fraud and false advertising, claiming that Armstrong’s two best-selling memoirs were bunk.
Will the DOJ Lawsuit Slow US Publishing Innovation?
Innovative sales and distribution models in publishing will be scrutinized extra carefully going forward, lest they fall prey to the label of collusion.
News & Notes: Captain Underpants Returns, Ruckus & SeaWorld
Scholastic announces new Captain Underpants books, Ruckus Media does a licensing deal with Sea World, and Zombie Kid publishers sued by Wimpy Kid, & more.
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