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The makers of multi-million dollar mobile game Candy Crush Saga has responded to criticism over its approach to intellectual property after it recently trademarked the word ‘candy’ and pursued other publishers for infringement.

Between the Covers 28/07/2013

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James Alexander Gordon said his voice was no longer strong enough after his larynx was taken out in an operation to treat throat cancer

James Alexander Gordon, the voice of football results, blows final whistle on career

Gordon had his larynx removed during surgery to treat throat cancer

Soca chairman Sir Ian Andrews, left, and Trevor Pearce, the agency’s director-general

MPs told not to name firms hiring corrupt investigators

“Britain’s FBI” has ordered a powerful committee of MPs to take extraordinary security measures to protect the identities of blue-chip organisations that hired criminal private investigators.

J K Rowling said she felt betrayed about her pseudonym being leaked: 'To say that I am disappointed is an understatement.'

JK Rowling 'angry' and 'disappointed' after law firm leaked Robert Galbraith pseudonym

The literary mole hunt to discover who outed superstar author JK Rowling as the creator of a detective novel written under a nom de plume was in danger of turning into a better whodunnit than the book itself.

The unknown fan started publishing the winners of contests after another fan on the forum launched a

Anonymous Reddit user reveals WWE - before they happen

Since beginning his posts he has correctly selected the winner 38 times out of 38

Guardian and Observer tot up losses of £31m

The Guardian and Observer newspapers slumped to an operating loss of £31m in the year to March but that was an improvement on a year ago when the papers lost £44m.

In a Radio 4 interview, Martin Amis, the son of the author and poet Kingsley Amis, suggests his surname has damaged his career and says he wishes he had put 'greater distance' between himself and his father

Martin Amis says his surname has held him back

The novelist Martin Amis has described his famous surname as a “burden”. In a Radio 4 interview, the son of the author and poet Kingsley Amis suggests his surname has damaged his career and says he wishes he had put “greater distance” between himself and his father.

Authenticity and artifice militate against each other in Lottie Moggach’s novel

Book review: Kiss Me First, By Lottie Moggach

You can log-off any time you  like, but can you ever leave?

Between the Covers 14/07/2013

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Members of the media photograph the Xbox One and its controller

Gamers petition Microsoft over Xbox One DRM - are we missing out?

More than 17,000 sign a petition asking Microsoft to bring back controversial policies

Girls, Lena Dunham's show

'Girls' on page: Lena Dunham’s hit HBO TV show gets a chick-lit homage

Such is the popularity of Girls, Lena Dunham’s show about four young women living in Brooklyn, that it has already led to a copycat reality television show (in production) and a bus tour.

Campaigners criticise 'cynical rebranding exercise' as plans for creation of Independent Press Standards Organisation are revealed

Leveson: Newspapers and magazines reveal 'Independent Press Standards Organisation'

Claiming to deliver 'key recommendations', IPSO will not need the underpinning of a royal charter to impose £1m fines

The London Film and Comic Con at Earls Court, London

Stormtroopers, Indiana Jones and Batman come to London as fantasy trumps reality at London Film & Comic Con

It was once solely the terrain of only the most ardent comic book fanatic

Book cover for Annabel Pitcher's 'Ketchup Clouds'

Matt-touch book covers: a feast for your fingers

Are you a fondler? Or do you keep your hands to yourself in a bookshop? The question is seen as a vital one for publishers keen to preserve the traditional paper book. Why? Because a tactile, finger-friendly cover can often mean the difference between a strong seller and one that bombs at the tills, or so the thinking goes.

Between the Covers 07/07/2013

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