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Publishing News: Tech patent wars spill into the book world

Publishing News: Tech patent wars spill into the book world

B&N takes issue with Microsoft's patents, Congress held a SOPA hearing, and authors decry Amazon's Lending Library.

B&N’s position against Microsoft was made public, causing quite a dust-up. Also, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) hearing was as controversial as the Act itself, and the Authors Guild says the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library breaches contracts.

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Digital copyright gets further complicated with "levels of rights"

Digital copyright gets further complicated with "levels of rights"

How a freelancer ruling complicates copyright and affects the Google Books case.

A recent ruling in a case between publishers and freelancers could complicate the Google Books settlement as well. Here, attorney and literary agent Dana Newman explains why.

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