Another week has flashed by jam-packed with new things going on.
I’m working on the first update message to those interested in being a part of the flash collection I’m compiling. That ought to go out this evening. If you don’t know what I’m talking about but think you’d like to be involved, use this handy form to let me know you want in:
So my blog will have a new home as soon as I figure out how to move it intact. This is not proving to be as easy as I thought it would be. Worse come to worse, I ‘ll leave it here and make a link to it from the new location. I’ve bought my domain name. When it’s all set up we’ll have a housewarming party It’s going to be a combination website and blog.
Stacy Plowright (one of the Fictioneers who lives in Canada) sent this email to me the other day and it’s definitely worth sharing. Please take a few minutes to read the links and understand what’s going on and how this affects us as writers.
I was ashamed to admit I knew next to nothing about this subject. I don’t have television at home and the only news I get is whatever NPR discusses on my transit to and from work:
I am up in Canadia (spelling deliberate), but I’ve been following the DOJ happenings going on down there. I presume other authors have too. I encourage American Fictioneers who want to voice their opinion on the subject to do so (and to pass the message along).
And these articles contain some of the industry thoughts on the matter:
“Comments must be submitted in writing by June 25, 2012.
You may send comments by regular mail or e-mail to:
John R. Read, Esq.
Chief, Litigation III
Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice
450 5th Street, NW, Suite 4000
Washington, D.C. 20530
Please include a reference to the litigation:
United States v. Apple, Inc., et al., 12-cv-2826 (DLC) (SDNY). Comments on Proposed Final Judgment as to Defendants Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.
All comments received will be considered by the Justice Department, published in the Federal Register, and filed with Judge Cote.”