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Briefs: Clare's Lawyer Responds to Kenyon Lawsuit; "Birthday Cake" Author Speaks Out; and More

Cassandra Clare's lawyer, John Cahill of Cahill Associates, issued a statement Thursday afternoon responding to Sherrilyn Kenyon's trademark and copyright infringment lawsuit filed against Clare late last week. "Cassie was both surprised and disappointed that Ms. Kenyon would file this baseless lawsuit, a decade after the debut of Cassie's books.…

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People, Etc.

At Atria, Ariele Fredman has been promoted to assistant director of publicity; Kathryn Santora has been promoted to senior publicist; Tory Lowy moves up to publicist; and Emily Bamford is now associate publicist. The Texas Book Festival has hired Julie Wernersbach as literary director, starting later this month. She has been marketing director at BookPeople…

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Commerce Department Advises Keeping First Sale Doctrine for Print Only

The Commerce Department's Internet Policy Task Force issued a white paper on first sale (as well as remixes and statutory damages) that will find favor, or at least relief, among publishers, if not with libraries. The simple conclusion that is that paper advises leaving the first sale doctrine as is…

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People, Etc.

Fiona Kennedy is leaving her position as managing director and publisher of Orion Children's "to pursue other interests." The company confirms to the Bookseller that "a small number of roles" were eliminated over the last year following the consolidation of Hachette UK's three children's lines into a single unit. Also at Hachette…

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Supreme Court Will Consider Apple's Appeal on February 19

When the Supreme Court next convenes for conference on February 19, one of the cases it will consider is Apple's petition to have the high court hear its appeal of the guilty verdict in the ebook antitrust case. Apple had responded one more time, on January 15, to the Department of…

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Authors Guild Asks Supreme Court to Review Google Books Ruling

As expected, and against heavy odds, the Authors Guild asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the Google Books case. That request comes after sweeping defeats at the District Court and Appeals Court in the Second Circuit, where judges had little or no hesitation in declaring Google's book…

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Justice Department Replies to Apple's Supreme Court Brief

On December 23, well ahead of the deadline, the Department of Justice filed its 33-page brief in opposition to Apple's petition asking the Supreme Court the hear an appeal of their ebook antitrust case. The focus of the government's rebuttal is to argue that finding Apple guilty on a per se…

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2015: The Year in Lawsuits

For years now the future of publishing has been driven by litigation as much as innovation. While 2015 leaves a couple of key cases right near the edge of resolution -- the biggest question is whether the Supreme Court will agree to hear Apple's appeal of the ebook antitrust ruling (the odds of…

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Barnes & Noble, ABA, and Authors Guild File Brief Asking Supreme Court to Hear Apple's Appeal

Barnes & Noble and the American Booksellers Association joined with the Authors Guild and Authors United in a friend of the court brief asking the Supreme Court to hear Apple's appeal of the ebook pricing case. Consistent with Apple's own brief, the parties assert that the Second Circuit should have…

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Supreme Court Extends Apple Appeal Deadline -- And Agrees to Outside Briefs

Following the filing of Apple's brief late last month asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of the ebook pricing case, the clock had been ticking on the optional filing of a response from the Department of Justice. According to the newly updated court docket, the deadline for "all respondents" was extended…

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