With billions at stake, Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling shielding internet purchases from sales tax

The last time the Supreme Court took a hard look at how to impose sales taxes on home shopping, it was the era of mail-order catalogs — “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff Bezos’ garage,” lawyers recently told the justices. In 1992, the high court upheld a constitutional rule that... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishers: Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Is ‘Discouraging’

The Canadian publishing industry has been dealt yet another blow in its long-running dispute over copyright and fair use in education. The post Canadian Publishers: Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Is ‘Discouraging’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-08-03 18:28:20 UTC ]
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Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Could Shake Up Legal Publishing

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court this week held that annotations added to the State of Georgia’s legal code are not eligible for copyright protection. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Court Shakes Up Tax Landscape for Online Sales

The Supreme Court overturned the law requiring that the collection of taxes for online sales was limited only to states where the seller had a physical presence. Bricks-and-mortar retailers applauded the decision. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German industry rocked by Federal Supreme Court ruling

A court ruling that ends the decades-long practice of distributing copyright levies equally between authors and publishers is rocking Germany’s book industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Deny Apple’s E-book Appeal

In an opposition brief filed on December 23, the U.S. Department of Justice urged the Supreme Court not to hear Apple’s appeal in the long-running ebook price-fixing case. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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No reduced tax rate for ebooks, top EU court rules

E-books must be subject to the full rate of value-added tax (VAT), and European Union countries may not extend tax exemptions for books to include ebooks, the EU’s highest court ruled Thursday, adding that it considers downloadable ebooks to be services.Most EU member states, with the exception... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supreme court to rule whether ban on abuse memoir threatens free speech

Rights groups back challenge, claiming injunction on British performing artist’s book is serious risk to freedom of expressionA British performing artist who has been prevented from publishing his memoir as a result of legal action brought by his ex-wife is to ask the supreme court to overturn... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Amazon Appeal in NYS Tax Case

New York State’s collection of online sales tax has withstood a legal challenge by Amazon and Overstock, as the U.S. Supreme Court decided this morning not to hear an appeal of a March ruling by New York’s top court that found that the state could impose the tax. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Justice Breyer’s rosy view of an apolitical Supreme Court

His book laments the court’s declining legitimacy but denies that partisanship is to blame. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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High court rules Australian media companies can be liable for defamatory comments posted on Facebook pages

Decision rejecting appeal in Voller defamation case means companies will be likely to ban comments on more social media postsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingSome of Australia’s biggest media companies have lost a bid in the high court to escape liability for defamatory... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-08 03:33:03 UTC ]
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Amazon corporation tax up as sales continue to soar

Amazon UK services paid £18.3m in corporation tax last year, up around 26% from £14.5m the year before, as sales soared by 64%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-07 23:53:33 UTC ]
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Publishers Blast Internet Archive’s ‘Extraordinary’ Demand for Sales Data

Lawyers say the Internet Archive's sweeping demand for 10 years worth of monthly sales data is "burdensome in the extreme" and legally "irrelevant." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN condemns court ruling to close Belarus centre

The Belarusian PEN Centre has been closed down following a ruling by the country's Supreme Court, leading to condemnation by leaders of the international writers' organisation.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-11 05:44:27 UTC ]
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Internet Archive Seeking 10 Years of Publisher Sales Data for Its Fair Use Defense

In their filing August 9, IA lawyers insist the sales data is crucial to its fair use defense in a lawsuit filed last year, while the plaintiff publishers have balked at the extraordinary request. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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With Another Big Year, HarperCollins Sales Near $2 Billion

Sustained increases in book reading and book buying were the underlying factors in driving up sales by 19% and profits by 42% in HarperCollins's latest fiscal year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Supreme Court’s complicated civil rights hero

John Marshall Harlan championed equality — but only for some, writes Peter Canellos. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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2020 North American Comics Sales Grow to $1.28 Billion

Combined sales of comics periodicals and graphic novels in North American in 2020 climbed to approximately $1.28 billion, according to a joint estimate by pop culture trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WhatsApp: Facebook-owned app goes to court over India privacy rules

WhatsApp says India's new digital media rules will violate the privacy of its users. Continue reading at BBC World

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Waterstones demands business rates reform, as Chancellor mulls online sales tax

Waterstones is among a number of major retailers to have signed a letter warning Chancellor Rishi Sunak that the business rates burden on shops is risking thousands of high street jobs.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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