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Farhad Manjoo ponders the driving force behind Amazon’s rapid expansion; Google’s book-scanning lawsuit was dismissed yesterday by Judge Denny Chin; anthropologist Jamshid Tehrani traced the geographic origins of “Little Red Riding Hood”; and other news.

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Emily Dickinson online archive fuels debate; Ian Crouch discusses the proliferation of neologisms; Arizona approves Mexican-American studies books; ten scary novels for Halloween; and other news.

Make Your Mark: The Writer's Guide to Trademark

by Kate Hopper

The Practical Writer

September/October 2013

<p>The author most recently of the memoir <em>Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood</em>, published in September by the University of Minnesota Press, Kate Hopper discusses the importance of trademarking one's work to keep it protected.</p>

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J. K. Rowling received a cash settlement from her law firm; Rebecca J. Rosen looks at the current state of copyright law; Jason Boog showcases a tool to help writers collaborate online; and other news.

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Jessica Grose gathered five writing tips from Carl Hiaasen; Jason Diamond considers the strange afterlife of Zelda Fitzgerald; the Faulkner estate lost its lawsuit against the makers of the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris; and other news.

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News and Trends

January/February 2013

Ending a seven-year legal stand-off, Google and the Association of American Publishers have settled their differences over Google's digitization of copyrighted books and journals.

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In the first major overseas legal challenge to its massive book-scanning project, Google’s French division was hit last week with a copyright infringement lawsuit. Publishing group La Martinière, backed by the editors association Syndicat national de l’édition (SNE) and the writers union Société des gens de lettres (SGDL), is asking a Paris court to force the Internet giant to halt its digitization of protected works and to levy a fine of eighteen million euros (about $26 million) as well as a per diem fine of one hundred thousand euros ($146,000).

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A court in New York City is considering whether the U.S. publication of Fredrik Colting’s 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, originally billed as an “unauthorized sequel” to The Catcher in the Rye, could cause irreparable harm to author J. D. Salinger. During oral arguments at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, two members of the three-judge panel questioned whether a lower court had collected enough evidence before issuing a preliminary injunction against Colting in July.

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Both opponents and supporters of the Google Book settlement are closing ranks as the September 4 deadline for court filings approaches. This week saw attacks on the deal from the Open Book Alliance—a group comprising Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo, among others—as well as sharp criticism from the Urban Libraries Council. Meanwhile, Sony filed documents on Wednesday praising Google’s massive book-scanning venture as a boon for consumers.

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Google kicked off a new program yesterday that will allow authors who have released their books under the Creative Commons license to distribute them free through Google Books. Participants will be able to select from among seven versions of the Creative Commons agreement, which lets rightsholders make works openly available while still specifying how they may be used or altered. 

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