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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

Legal | Google and a group of authors and publishers have until Friday to revise a proposed settlement over the Internet giant’s plans to make millions of out-of-print books available online. They originally were given a deadline of Nov. 9. DC Comics is among the parties that objected to the terms of the agreement — — $125 million and a registry to identify and compensate copyright holders — arguing that it violates international copyright law. [Bloomberg News, Media Decoder]

Legal | The sentencing of Christopher Handley, the 39-year-old Iowa man who in May pleaded guilty to possessing manga depicting children in sexual situations, is scheduled for Jan. 25. He faces up to 15 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release. [ICv2.com]

Legal | A federal judge has ruled that actor Warren Beatty may proceed with his lawsuit against bankrupt Tribune Media Co. over ownership of the movie and TV rights to the Dick Tracy comic strip. [Reuters]

Comics | A study by marketing-research company Simba Information contends that one in 10 adult book buyers in the United States read comics. [press release]

Conventions | Miami New Times previews this weekend’s Miami Book Fair International with a brief Q&A with Dan Goldman. Graphic Novel Reporter breaks out the comics programming, which includes panels and workshops featuring James Sturm, Carol Tyler, Harry Bliss, Josh Neufeld, Sid Jacobson, Brian Fries, Neil Kleid, Marisa Marchetto and Kurt Hassler. [Miami Book Fair International]

Conventions | Alan Gardner rounds up comics-related coverage from last weekend’s Chicago Humanities Festival. [The Daily Cartoonist]

Conventions | Becky Cloonan posts her report from last weekend’s inaugural King Con Brooklyn. [Ink and Thunder]

Libraries | Joseph P. Smith spotlights graphic-novel collections in a few New Jersey libraries. [The Daily Journal]

Creators | Craig Yoe discusses comics, his career and growing up in Akron, Ohio. [Akron Beacon Journal]

Creators | Brian Heater launches a four-part interview with Jerry Moriarty. [The Daily Cross Hatch]

Creators | Is Dave Gibbons working on a new version of the freeware video game Minesweeper? [GamePro]

Comics | This blog is in the middle of a series that highlights what it considers the best comic books of the decade. [Berkeley Place]

Comics | Matt Wilson counts down the five best and five worst villains introduced in the post-“Brand New Day” Amazing Spider-Man. [Topless Robot]

Fandom | Show us these superhero tattoos in another couple of decades. On second thought, don’t. [Great White Snark]

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