Children’s books have always been political, of course — that’s why they are fixtures on lists of banned or censored books. And the welfare of children has long been at the forefront for authors who write for them. But current children’s book creators are finding new outlets for their concerns, often banding together, with the support of social media, to increase their impact. If the old image of a writer for children was a wise-child genius in the mold of Maurice Sendak — one who spoke up for kids and when necessary challenged the political powers that be, but indirectly — these days, children’s authors might not only hold signs at protest marches, they may also volunteer to strategize for a State Assembly race, or even run for office. … [Read more...] about Children’s Books Authors Are Selling More Than Books. They’re Taking a Stand.
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But copyright protection only subsists in “original” works of authorship that are fixed in some tangible medium of expression (e.g., painted on a canvas, recorded on a hard disk, etc.). 17 U.S.C. § 102(a). Eligible “works of authorship” include literary works, musical works, dramatic works, pantomimes, choreographic works, pictorial and graphic works, sculptural works, sound recordings, and even architectural works. Id. Part of the “originality” requirement means that only expressive elements of a work—elements whose creation required at least some creativity—are eligible for copyright protection. See Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enter., 471 U.S. 539, 556 (1985). Facts, for instance, are off the table when it comes to copyright protection. Id. (“The public interest in the free flow of information is assured by the law’s refusal to recognize a valid copyright in … [Read more...] about Mixing Things Up: Let’s Talk Recipes, Part One of a Four-Part Series on Copyright
Elizabeth Koh is a state government reporter in the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times’ Tallahassee bureau, where she covers state politics and policy. A Brown University graduate, she has also covered local politics for the Washington Post and national politics for the Dallas Morning News’ D.C. bureau. … [Read more...] about State Sen. Lauren Book worries landmark Parkland legislation ‘wouldn’t pass today’
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But the boost appears to be as polarized as the country itself, with states voting for Trump in 2016 tending to favor books casting him in a friendlier light — and Hillary Clinton-voting states favoring books critical of the president, the data shows. … [Read more...] about B&N: Political Books Flying Off Shelves