Daily Links and Deals: ‘Happy Birthday’ settlement puts the song in the public domain

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, February 9, 2016:

‘Happy Birthday’ settlement puts the song in the public domain (Engadget) – Warner reportedly agrees to song’s public domain status.

Beware piracy defense lawyers can be trolls too (TorrentFreak) –  It can be really hard to tell what color hat someone is wearing….

1Password For Android Gets Fingerprint Unlock And Material Design Makeover (Techcrunch) – The password’s not quite extinct yet, but more and more programs are using biometrics.

Google restores ad blocker for Samsung browser to the Play Store (The Verge) – An update to this story.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz by Rena Kornreich Gelissen with Heather Dune Macadam for $2.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Drunk On You by Teri Anne Stanley for  99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Death of a Policeman by M. C. Beaton A Hamish Macbeth Mystery (Book #29) for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes His Reckless Bargain by Cynthia Wright for $2.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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