‘Book piracy threatens authors’ livelihoods’ according to a new appeal from the Society of Authors to the British government to help protect copyright.
In a growing controversy over the Internet Archive’s handling of copyrighted material, the Association of American Publishers joins complaints from authors’ organizations.
In a copyright flare-up, California’s Internet Archive finds itself on the wrong side of the English-speaking world’s two largest author trade organizations.
The new Authors Guild survey, larger than in the past and with input from other writing organizations, brings into question how authors are compensated and how the issue is assessed.
The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
As Simon & Schuster prepares to release new political books, the Authors Guild condemns Trump’s assaults on the news media.
The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: ‘Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.’
Following its deployment of a traveling team of workshop leaders, the Authors Guild opens a round of regional chapters. It also has just opened a new author-complaint resolution service in direct cooperation with Amazon.com.
In the ‘Cockygate’ court case mounted with the Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild has prevailed against Faleena Hopkins: The guild says authors can use the word ‘cocky’ in titles.
‘Good public policy,’ the Association of American Publishers says at BookExpo, includes “good copyright policy.’ And the Authors Guild is producing a new, major survey of authors’ earnings.