This week’s court papers, attorneys for the publshers say, have surprised them as the audiobooks retailer says it’s ‘unable to reach … a path forward.’
More than 100 pages of court filings precede a hearing expected this week in the US publishers’ lawsuit of Amazon’s Audible.
The IBPA has filed a complaint with Audible on behalf of 27 independent publishers that object to Audible Captions functionality.
The court action filed by the Association of American Publishers a week ago has led to a hold on deployment of ‘Audible Captions,’ per new court papers.
AAP chief Maria A. Pallante calls Audible’s ‘Captions’ an effort ‘to seek commercial advantage from literary works that it did not create and does not own.’
How are authors’ contractual rights with a publisher best handled when the house rolls out a digital subscription offer and promises that its entire content library will be on offer that way? An authors’ lawsuit of Cengage is calling the question.
There will be a war over e-book rights only if the the opposition — the upstarts and indies are willing and financially able to put up a costly legal fight.
A lawsuit filed in California today accuses Apple of price fixing related to its agency model. Damages being sought could add up to tens of millions of dollars.