Monthly Archive: March 2010

In what many think proves the point that electronic and print publishing will be symbiotic, the E-print publisher, Ravenous Romance, has licensed the P-print publisher Red Wheel the world English rights to twelve Ravenous paranormal romance e-books in trade paperback editions to be retailed at $12.95 Proof perhaps that the ‘subsidiary rights’ clause of the …

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Ephemera is by definition written and printed matter that not intended to be retained or preserved. But six years ago the San Francisco couple, Rick and Megan Prelinger, dedicated a new library to ephemera of all kinds and descriptions in the Soma District of their city. In their webpage, the open handed, unguarded access policy …

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Musicians, retailers, music labels, songwriters, and managers have united under a new collective named Music Matters designed to educate consumers about the value of music and to encourage and assist consumers in identifying and purchasing online music from legal sources. With such partners and supporting sites as iTunes, Rough Trade, Spotify and Play.com, and even …

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you probably know that in a matter of days, Apple will be releasing its much anticipated iPad tablet. What you may not know, however, is up until now, there has been a feud simmering in the background over who owns the rights to the IPAD trademark in …

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Or “Cher,” or even “Carrot Top.” Either The Cobalt lawyers are not up on just how cool Lindsay Lohan is, or she needs to check back into rehab for delusional thoughts. According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Ms. Lohan has sued E-trade in New York Supreme Court for misappropriation of her name and …

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