Morning Roundup: Publishers make better books? Copyright shouldn’t trump free expression and more

publishers make better booksAuthors Think Publishers Make Better Books (Digital Book World)
When it comes to putting out a better quality product, authors think that publishers do better than authors can do on their own.

New Award Aims to Correct Book Awards of the Past (GalleyCat)
In a move to help correct the past and award those books that have stood the test of time but did not win the Pulitzer or National Book Award in their day, Bookslut has launched its own award. The new award posthumously awards the best books of  50 years ago.

Writers Guild of America tells US Government that Copyright Shouldn’t Trump Free Expression (Boing Boing)
The Writers Guild of America submitted an exemplary set of comments to the U.S. Government’s Internet Policy Task Force green paper on the future of American copyright.

Teen’s Photo Feed is a Viral Hit—and a Copyright Conundrum (GigaOM)
Images are everywhere on the internet these days and some see them as a shortcut to viral fame. The case of wildly popular @HistoryInPics raises familiar questions about how to draw lines over attribution and ownership.

Kindle Daily Deals: My Notorious Life (and others)

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