Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:30
Macmillan US has settled the consumer class action case over alleged e-book price-fixing, having also become the final publisher to settle with the US Department of Justice on Friday [8th February].
The class action case, led by law firm Hagens Berman,...
Mon, 06/02/2012 - 07:55
Children's publishers are preparing for changes to legislation that will introduce a raft of new testing requirements for children's books and novelty products. A revision of the standard, EN71 Part Three, will more than double the number of chemicals publishers need to test for next summer—up from eight to 19.
Fri, 26/08/2011 - 09:50
French publisher La Martinière has dropped its legal action against Google and signed an agreement with it to scan specified out-of-print French language titles.
The publisher was locked in a five-year long legal battle against Google for having digitised copyrighted books without permission. The pact is similar to the...
Tue, 03/08/2010 - 08:34
Amazon.com and Apple are under investigation by a US attorney general for using most favoured nation clauses in their agreements with publishers to sell e-books.
The office of Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal revealed late yesterday he was looking into agreements about the sale of e-books that "may block competitors...
Tue, 20/07/2010 - 07:18
The US lawsuit against document-sharing website Scribd, which claimed its copyright filtering technology is itself a form of copyright infringement, has been abandoned, Wired reports.
The suit argued the copying and insertion of a...
Tue, 20/07/2010 - 06:40
The 75-year-old British writer arrested in Singapore after he visited it to promote his book about its death penalty has been released.
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 10:15
All three parties in the sexual harassment case that has dogged Penguin Canada for the last few weeks have settled their disputes and pledged to remain silent, the Globe and Mail reports....
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:33
The US Patents and Tradesmark Office has granted Amazon a patent on e-readers with secondary LCD displays, and "several" parts of the description are broad enough to include devices such as Barnes & Noble's Nook,...
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 06:00
John Blake has said it is committed to publishing the memoirs of actress and designer Sadie Frost, despite the book being faced with an injunction by Frost's ex-husband Jude Law.
Crazy Days, which Frost has been writing herself, is due out this autumn. But according to an article in today's Daily Mail,...
Mon, 21/06/2010 - 08:17
The former chief executive of Penguin Canada has issued a statement defending himself from accusations of sexual harassment, claiming his relationship with former employee Lisa Rundle was a "consensual, flirtatious relationship that grew out of a close friendship".
David Davidar has released the statement in response to a...