Why your publisher, which is you, should seek a better Internet Lawyer than the current legal counsel, which is you:

As for her publisher, AV Paranormal, their official statement in regards to accusations of copyright infringement is as follows:

"When fictional characters become such an intricate part of the popular psyche, as is the case with the Twilight Saga, legal boundaries become blurred, and copyright laws become increasingly difficult to define. This is especially the case when actual cities like Forks and Volterra are used as the novel's settings. Such settings are not copyrightable, as they are considered public domain. Similarly, the Quileute Nation is also not copyrightable, and neither are vampire or werewolf legends. Copyright laws protect writers from unauthorized reproductions of their work, but such reproductions only include verbatim copying. Characters are only copyrightable if their creator draws them or hires an artist to draw them. Stephenie Meyer herself borrowed a great deal from previous works dealing with these mythologies."

The full story here.
littlebitca: (Default)
( Feb. 13th, 2006 11:11 pm)
Dear Sportscasters:

You are professionals. And regardless of the current usage by the cool kids, 'podium' is Not. A. Verb.

No love,

littlebitca: (Ani-Snow)
( Feb. 11th, 2006 05:14 pm)
I have accepted the use of Torino during the Olympics, primarily because it is the name of the city as spoken by the inhabitants. That said, what is wrong with this sentence:

"After the break we will be returning to the Stadio Olimpico for more of the opening ceremonies"?

Are they speaking English? To an English speaking audience? Yes? Then I believe the English language has two perfectly good words to use here: Olympic and Stadium.
littlebitca: (Narnia01)
( Jan. 24th, 2006 12:48 pm)
The WB and UPN are merging.

"Leslie Moonves...said the new network will air 30 hours of programming seven days a week.."

Kinda makes those 24/7 networks seem like slackers.


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