Reporting all sides of stories is a basic journalism rule, said Mi-Ai Parrish, a professor at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and former publisher of the Arizona Republic, the state's largest newspaper. "Having ethics and credibility in journalism is paramount, and you damage not only the reputation of yourself but of your publication," she said. … [Read more...] about Arizona Publisher Uses Newspaper to Pursue Poisoning Claim Against Wife
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Tips for Contract NegotiationsMany publishers take the position that they will only enter into a publishing agreement with an author when they obtain all rights in the work. However, sometimes an author is unwilling to grant all rights to the publisher. The publisher must prioritize the rights and make certain to obtain all the rights that are critical to the success of the project. … [Read more...] about Tip #3: Maximizing Your Bottom Line, Acquisition of Rights – 8 Tips from Publishing Law Attorneys for Content Monetization
On August 6, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its guidance consultation on social media and customer communications (Guidance). The Guidance is intended to clarify and confirm the FCA’s approach to the supervision of customer communications and, more specifically, financial promotions published using social media platforms. It also proposes guidance to assist those firms that use social media to communicate financial promotions to their clients as to how they might do so while still complying with the relevant rules of the FCA. In the Guidance, the FCA acknowledges the increasing use of various forms of social media by firms (including blogs and microblogs, such as Twitter) to issue financial promotions and other communications to clients—something that the FCA recognizes in the Guidance as forming an integral part of many firms’ marketing strategies, and therefore a method of communicating it does not wish to prevent. The FCA accepts the significant … [Read more...] about UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Publishes Supervisory Approach to Financial Promotions in Social Media
Microsoft, in addition to its well-known operating system, software and online services has provided cloud storage services in the United Kingdom since 2007, under the mark “SkyDrive”. SkyDrive applications have subsequently become available across a variety of platforms and are integrated into start-up tiles on Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. In 2007, Microsoft applied to register the mark “SkyDrive” as a CTM for goods and services in Classes 9 and 35. … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s “SkyDrive” Held To Infringe Sky’s UK and Community Trade Marks
A Gerund Grinding Gloss On GerundsHowever spelt, “decision making” consists of a noun (“decision”) and a gerund (“making”). A gerund is the form that a verb takes when used as a noun. For example, 11 U.S.C. § 522(f)(1) provides that “the debtor may avoid the fixing of a lien”. In that phrase, the gerund form of the verb “fix” is used as a noun (the direct object of “avoid”). See Farrey v. Sanderfoot, 500 U.S. 291, 296 (1991). … [Read more...] about Which Do You Use: Decisionmaking, Decision Making, or Decision-Making?