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Federal Judge Orders Gawker to Remove Sarah Palin Excerpts

Last week, Gawker posted photographs of ‘s embargoed memoir–prompting HarperCollins to sue the popular website. U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa ordered Gawker to remove the pages on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The matter will be revisited at a hearing on November 30th. Gawker has removed the pages of America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, and so far, no commentary has been posted on the site. Over at TechCrunch, author Paul Carr explored the controversy, arguing that HarperCollins is clinging to an outdated model of publicity. What do you think?

Here’s an excerpt: “[P]ublishers simply don’t have the luxury of controlling the flow of information any more. The idea that they can release thousands of preview copies of a new title, in electronic form, weeks (or even months) ahead of publication and rely on a gentleman’s agreement with the press that their embargo will be respected is simply laughable. Wholesale piracy is one thing, and if Gawker were offering the complete downloadable pdf (or even a full chapter) then the lawsuit would be both right and proper.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.