It seems clear that Luserke is active again–even if only sporadically. Given how few reminders of his perfidy survive on the Internet, I and Writer Beware feel it’s important for writers and artist to be aware of his history of financial and intellectual property theft.
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A US District Judge has rejected an agreement between Google and some members of the book industry. If the deal had been accepted Google would have put millions of additional books online, in most cases, without the author’s permission.
My dear fellow SFWAns: As of 12:00 this morning, I became the President of SFWA, thanks to those of you who voted for me in the last election. Also newly joining me on the board are Bob Howe as Secretary, Lee Martindale as South/Central Regional Director and Sean Williams as Overseas Director. Mary Robinette Kowal [...]
Things look increasingly grim for the Google Books Settlement. The US Department of Justice echoes many of the problems SFWA raised with our objection (and cites our objection),
SFWA Vice President Elizabeth Moon has tendered her resignation for personal reasons. In doing so, she assured me that this decision is not due to any conflicts with SFWA, the other officers, or any members, but is a personal decision due to factors outside the organization. Speaking for the Board, we have enjoyed working with [...]
The New York Chapter of the Internet Society is recorded video of the NYC Google Book Settlement Workshop. You may watch the two hour and fifteen minute workshop there or here.
On Jan 20, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) , the National Writers Union (NWU), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) jointly sponsored a workshop to discuss the implications for writers of the proposed Google Books Settlement (GBS). This is an audio of that panel.
As part of fixing the process for claiming works, the Settlement Administrator has issued SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING YOUR BOOKS AND INSERTS The gist of it is that authors may now submit a list of their works by mail or email.