Will Author Solutions Case Go Class Action?

With legal briefs now filed, attorneys for the author plaintiffs argue that a common question merits class action status: “Did [Author Solutions] engage in a fraudulent scheme to sell authors worthless marketing services?” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Court Denies Class Action in Author Solutions Case

In a 30-page written opinion, Cote ruled that the plaintiffs failed to produce evidence to back up their fraud claims. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cote denies class certification in Authors Solutions case

A lawsuit accusing Author Solutions of seeking to make money from authors, rather than for authors, has been denied class certification by a judge in the US. New York-based law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against Author Solutions in New York in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cengage Faces New Class Action Suit From Authors

A group of textbook authors has filed a class action suit against Cengage, alleging that the company’s recent digital pivot violates their author agreements. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Second Case Against Author Solutions Is Dismissed

The dismissal of the fraud class action suit against Author Solutions ends two years of litigation against the self-publishing service. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pretrial Schedule Proposed in Author Solutions Case

The parties have submitted a proposed pretrial schedule that would likely not have fraud claims against the self-publishing service provider ready for trial until after 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge approves class-action suit against Apple in ebooks case

A New York judge has given the go-ahead for a group to collectively sue Apple for damages over its collusion with publishers to fix the price of electronic books.Denise Cote, a judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, wrote in her approval of class status that... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US court throws out class-action status in Google books case, for now

A U.S. court has decided that the class-action designation of the copyright lawsuit brought against Google by the Authors Guild over the company's book-scanning project was "premature," and has returned the suit to a lower court for consideration of fair use issues.The Authors Guild filed its... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin urges dismissal of Author Solutions case

Penguin has urged a US court to dismiss a case brought against it and its self-publishing arm... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ether for Authors: Are Publishers on a Tightrope with Author Solutions?

In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the ties many publishing companies have with Author Solutions, at Amazon debates, and at drinking on the job. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IAB Europe suspends consent management firms as global privacy authorities signal tougher action

Regulators have doubts that promises of consent-based data collection by digital publishers and advertisers is based on genuine user consent. The post IAB Europe suspends consent management firms as global privacy authorities signal tougher action appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-09-30 04:01:00 UTC ]
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Authors' brands: a case of doublethink?

JK Rowling is. John le Carré isn’t. Albert Camus and F. Scott Fitzgerald are. George Orwell might or might not be.  I’m talking about registered trade marks. Authors make copyright works, and their agents’ job is to maximise revenues from those intangibles. End of story, right? Kind of. A... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Solutions and Other Problems’ author Allie Brosh talks cats, depressions and the joys of Zoom book tours

Brosh’s long-awaited graphic memoir comes seven years after her bestseller, “Hyperbole and a Half.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Hood Feminism’ makes a convincing — and urgent — case about how race and class divide women

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Authors Guild, AAR File Brief Supporting Publishers in Audible ‘Captions’ Case

The groups argue Audible should be required to "license the rights it seeks to exploit for its profit—just as others must—as required by copyright law and fundamental fairness.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How the CASE Act Benefits Authors

The Authors Guild director says that, if passed, the bill would provide an inexpensive way for creators to defend their copyrights. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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US Publishers Association and Authors Guild Renew Support for CASE Act

The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has a markup session scheduled for the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act on Thursday (July 18). The post US Publishers Association and Authors Guild Renew Support for CASE Act appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-16 02:09:29 UTC ]
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US Authors Guild Joins With AAP and Copyright Alliance on CASE Act

Intended to make it easier for rights holders to defend copyrighted work the CASE Act is getting backing from publishing's trade and advocacy organizations. The post US Authors Guild Joins With AAP and Copyright Alliance on CASE Act appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US Authors Guild Praises Nora Roberts’ Legal Action on Digital Plagiarism

The leading author-advocacy trade organization in the United States announces that it's in talks with Amazon on issues of 'plagiarism and scams.' The post US Authors Guild Praises Nora Roberts’ Legal Action on Digital Plagiarism appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 Winners: ‘World-Class Thinkers and Authors’

This year's recipients of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, as announced to date, come from Morocco, Kuwait, Algeria, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 Winners: ‘World-Class Thinkers and Authors’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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