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June 13, 2019

UK Applies More Stringent Libel Test

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom yesterday, in a decision unfavorable to several large British newspapers, clarified the nation's 2013 Defamation Act. Reiterating the court's position that "serious harm" must be proven... more

June 7, 2019

The Four Factors of Fair Use

"Fair Use" is one of the least understood, most litigated aspects of United States copyright law. It controls the use of others' copyrighted works in your own art, writing... more

June 3, 2019

Macmillan Imprint Feiwel and Friends to Release Jonas Brothers Memoir

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas have signed a deal with Macmillan imprint Feiwel and Friends for their forthcoming memoir, Blood. It details their... more

May 31, 2019

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore Publishing to Release Non-Fiction History of Magic

J.K. Rowling's publishing house, Pottermore, is releasing a non-fiction eBook series called Harry Potter: A Journey Through… The four-part series will cover... more

May 28, 2019

Bi-Partisan CASE Bill May Make Copyright Disputes Easier

If passed, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act [CASE], HR2426 and S1273, could create a low-cost, more efficient method for authors and other copyright owners to litigate claims... more

May 23, 2019

Naomi Wolf Faces Live Fact-Checking During BBC Interview

In an uncomfortable interview with BBC's Michael Sweet, Naomi Wolf's conclusions about the United Kingdom's 19th century executions of homosexuals - a main premise of her new book Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love - were publicly refuted... more

May 13, 2019

New Non-Fiction Imprint Tiller Press Debuts First Releases in June

Simon & Schuster's Tiller Press launches in June, and the first of its 19 titles releases this fall. Describing its offerings as "practical non-fiction," upcoming titles include... more.

May 9, 2019

Scribner Releasing New Edition of Joy of Cooking in November

A new edition of Irma S. Rombauer's Joy of Cooking, one of America's best-known cookbooks, will be published by Scribner on November 12, 2019. Updated and rewritten by Rombauer's great-grandson and his wife... more.

May 7, 2019

Rhode Island's ACLU Files Suit Alleging Non-Fiction Author Discrimination

In its federal lawsuit against Rhode Island's Division of Taxation, the ACLU of RI challenges a special tax exemption for the state's authors which applies only to works of fiction because non-fiction is not "creative and original." The suit argues... more.

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