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

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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

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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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The challenge facing Sally Buzbee at the Washington Post

Since January, when Marty Baron announced his retirement as editor of the Washington Post, the media beat has hummed with speculation about his replacement: Would it be an internal candidate? Or one of a bevy of editors from the New York Times? Or Ben Smith? So it was impressive yesterday when... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Pandemic Survey Finds NYC Writers, Lit Organizations Face Economic Loss

A new survey examining the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s literary community found that 75% of the city’s literary organizations reported some financial loss over the last year, with some organizations reporting losses as high as $100,000. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Rachel Hollis, Lifestyle Author, Faces Backlash

Rachel Hollis, the best-selling author and motivational speaker, built a blockbuster business sharing her “authentic” self. Then things got a little too real. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Let’s face it, we all have the capacity to be mean. ‘Spite’ explores why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In a new book, Simon McCarthy-Jones looks, for instance, at why some people voted for Trump Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The UK’s Publishers Association 2020 Report: ‘In the Face of COVID’

Amid the challenges of the pandemic year 2020, the United Kingdom's overall publishing market rose 2 percent. The post The UK’s Publishers Association 2020 Report: ‘In the Face of COVID’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Michelle Williams Faces Up to Depression

In her first solo book, the former member of Destiny’s Child opens up about suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, faith, and the power of “checking in.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WI16: Facing the Future

Winter Institute aims to empower booksellers as they look ahead to another challenging year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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US magazine Poetry faces outcry for publishing work by sex offender

New issue, dedicated to work by current and former prisoners, provokes uproar after it emerges one poet has served time for child pornography offencesThe US’s prestigious Poetry magazine has doubled down on its decision to publish a poem by a convicted sex offender as part of a special edition... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-03 16:08:52 UTC ]
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STAMPED Facing Removal from Texas HS Reading List After Parent Grievance

A Texas high school parent is attempting to remove STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU from the school's reading list. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Myanmar’s embattled press faces a military coup

Yesterday—after a decade of democratic transition, five years of elected government, and several days of threats, apparent walkbacks, and rumors—Myanmar’s military executed a coup and returned to power. Myawaddy TV, a station owned by the military, announced that Min Aung Hlaing—the army’s... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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As MLK faced a crisis, Kennedy and Nixon made political calculations

Paul and Stephen Kendrick on how King’s 1960 arrest influenced the presidential campaign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In New Book, Historian Looks at Church and State Turmoil Facing Biden

A church historian looks at the religious, institutional, and social challenges ahead for Joe Biden—America's second Catholic president—and how they parallel those faced by Pope Francis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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