LinkedIn to face lawsuit over repeated invitation emails

LinkedIn Corp. will face a lawsuit from members suing it for allegedly violating their privacy by tapping into their external email accounts and downloading their contacts' addresses to recruit more users. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the class-action lawsuit may proceed, which means members who sued can seek damages for money the professional-networking website made using their email address book information for marketing purposes on multiple occasions, Bloomberg reported. Koh acknowledged… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2014-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cengage faces fresh lawsuit from authors over digital sale royalties

Textbook authors who claim Cengage has not paid them correct royalties for sales from its digital services have filed a class action lawsuit against the publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-13 21:55:01 UTC ]
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Thomas Nelson Faces $15M in Fraud, Breach of Contract Lawsuit

A jury found Thomas Nelson and its parent company HarperCollins Christian Publishing liable for fraud and breach of contract, awarding $15 million in damages to a San Francisco Bay Area printing company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bangladeshi editor who faced 83 lawsuits says press freedom under threat

The Awami League-controlled government has charged and jailed journalists using vague new laws Mahfuz Anam still laughs at the size of the damages claims he was landed with last year. “It amounted to about US $8bn [£6.2bn],” the editor of Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper said. “I’m in the realm... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Loses E-Book Price Lawsuit, Faces Damages

A judge has just ruled that Apple is guilty of conspiring to raise ebook prices. The federal antitrust suit against Apple over ebook pricing has come to a conclusion: The judge has decided that Apple conspired with five major book publishers to artificially push prices up. Apple denied the... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lance Armstrong faces lawsuit over book

Lance Armstrong's memoir, "It's Not About The Bike" is the focus of a class-action lawsuit filed this week in California on behalf of unhappy readers.For years, Lance Armstrong denied he had used performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tours de France. There had been accusations; he'd even been... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple, publishers face U.S. antitrust lawsuit over ebook pricing

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Wednesday sued  Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix ebook prices. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Apple and US publishers face agency lawsuit

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 10/08/2011 - 09:40 FIve US publishers and Apple have been named in a US lawsuit alleging the companies "illegally fix prices of electronic books" and that the five publishers "forced Amazon to abandon its discount pricing and adhere to a new... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Fabric For Face Masks, Totes, and Other Handmade Goods

Whether you're looking for great book themed fabric for a new mask, for a pillow case, or a tote bag, you'll find the perfect pattern here. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-20 11:32:00 UTC ]
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‘There Are Tons of Brown Faces Missing’: Publishers Step Up Diversity Efforts

The push in book publishing for more authors and workers of color hasn’t abated, and companies are increasingly making lasting changes to the way they do business. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-29 16:18:17 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble warns customers about cyberattack in new email alert

The company said that email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers were all potentially exposed, although payment information is said to be safe. Soon after Barnes & Noble apologized for a “serious network issue” that affected some users of its website and people trying to load... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-10-15 14:16:35 UTC ]
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2020 is the year of enormous pink lady faces on book covers.

This year has brought a lot of things, and most of them have been bad. One good thing, though, is there has been quite been a lot of innovative, beautiful, and fascinating book cover design, including, I’ve recently noticed, a book cover trend that I’d like to call “enormous pink lady faces.” In... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-01 15:33:42 UTC ]
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American faces prison in Thailand over bad hotel review

Wesley Barnes sued by resort owner after posting negative comments on TripadvisorAn American man is facing two years in prison in Thailand after posting negative online reviews of a hotel resort.The Sea View Resort in Koh Chang accused Wesley Barnes of “a slanderous campaign” over the reviews,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-29 12:25:01 UTC ]
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'Inspiring' journey of roboticist faced with motor neurone disease to MJ

Michael Joseph has signed a memoir from Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, whose life story is the subject of a documentary "Peter: The Human Cyborg", airing this evening (26th August) on Channel 4. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-25 16:55:47 UTC ]
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Facing up to the Biblical Job in 2020

Biblical scholars offer fresh insights this fall on the miserable, defiant, fascinating Job and the contesting messages across time in translations of the Book of Job. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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LinkedIn Sells SlideShare to Scribd

LinkedIn offloaded presentation-sharing service SlideShare to ebook and audiobook platform Scribd for an undisclosed price. The professional network acquired SlideShare for $118.75 million in May 2012. Scribd will begin operating SlideShare Sept. 24, managing accounts and content, and Scribd... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-08-12 14:55:00 UTC ]
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Trade invited to join 2021's Working Class Writers' Festival

The artistic director for The Working Class Writers' Festival is issuing a call-out to publishers, agents and booksellers to get involved in next year's event.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-10 22:51:27 UTC ]
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In Jess Walter's Latest, History is Repeating

Turn-of-the-20th-century Spokane, wracked by police violence and social unrest, feels very of the moment in 'The Cold Millions.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Face Up: The Best Magazine Covers From the Worst Year

What can you say about this year that hasn't already been said? Not much. So instead of dwelling on the pain this industry, as well as this country is facing, we want to focus on some of the best cover design work of the year so far. We reached out to our community of magazine creatives and... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-07-30 14:45:33 UTC ]
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Internet Archive to Publishers: Drop ‘Needless’ Copyright Lawsuit and Work with Us

During a 30-minute Zoom press conference on July 22, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle urged the four major publishers suing over the organization’s book scanning efforts to consider settling the dispute in the boardroom, rather than the courtroom. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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