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So You Think You Want to Be a Copyright Pirate?

Posted by grizzlymedia on September 3, 2008

You know how Ms. Hamilton and I whine and whine about copyright violation to you, but now you have the opportunity to see for yourselves how harmful it can be to someone you “know” when her rights are violated. Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series which many of our Blatant Bibliophile Creekview readers love, had her heart broken last week when someone she trusted had a partial draft of her latest book, Midnight Dawn, published on the Internet. The book was distributed online without Ms. Meyer’s permission, leaving her so disappointed that she no longer has the desire to finish the book. She’s even embarrassed, because the draft wasn’t fully edited and was not up to her usual standards of perfection, so those who do read the draft will probably be disappointed. She worries that if she does try to finish the book in her current state of mind, the series might have an unhappy ending, and who wants the bad guys to win? Copyright is important, and this is a great example of why. Just because you buy a copy of a book or a song or a DVD, doesn’t mean you have rights to make copies or distribute it. Only the creator maintains those rights, which is only fair. Some day when you become a famous author, song writer, or filmmaker, you’ll appreciate people respecting your rights, too.

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Readergirlz on the Runway!

Posted by grizzlymedia on July 30, 2008

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz are on the runway this August with author Melissa Walker’s Violet series. Walker’s books Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private examine the topics of fashion, fame, and finding your authentic self. On August 28 at 9 P. M. EDT, you can chat live with Melissa on the readergirlz chat at their myspace group forum.

Also in August, celebrate the release of Stephenie Meyer’s latest addition to her Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. Be one of the first twenty posters on the readergirlz designated thread celebrating the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn and win their brand new readergirlz designer button and Edward button! See the Edward button below! Check out the their zazzle store for an early peek at their awesome merchandise!

Edward

Edward

Finally, we want to wish readergirlz diva Justina Chen Headley a great year in China. She will be away from the readergirlz in body, but not in spirit! You can still catch her reports from her trip via her blog. Can’t wait to hear about the Olympics! Along with the readergirlz, we wish her blessing, prosperity, happiness, and love, or, as they say in China, “Fu, Lu, Xi, Ai.”

Readergirlz Divas

Readergirlz Divas

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