Authors Guild

Type: Organization
Name: Authors Guild
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 11

July 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.* Google's rival Yelp Inc says the search giant is promoting its own content at the expense ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 3 reports

Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer

The Authors Guild on Thursday sent an email to its 9,000 members describing as "highly disingenuous" Amazon.com Inc.'s recent offer to give Hachette Book Group authors all the revenue from their e-book sales. Hachette, a unit of France's Lagardère SCA, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Authors Guild Weighs In on Amazon-Hachette Dispute

saying the organization cares, first and foremost, about "a healthy ecosystem where all writers, both traditionally and independently published, can thrive." It goes on to say that said ecosystem needs to be "diverse" and that it "cannot exist while entities ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors: Here's the full letter

A Summary: Amazon is proposing that Hachette authors receive 100 percent of the sale of each of their ebooks during the companies’ ongoing negotiations. David Naggar, VP of Amazon Publishing, sent a letter to a few Hachette authors, literary agents and ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Circuit Court Issues Decision in HathiTrust Digital Library Case

On June 10, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determined in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust that the HathiTrust Digital Library constitutes a “fair use” of copyrights works, largely upholding the 2012 dismissal of the case by the U.S. ... [Published Educause - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Hypocritical Authors Guild Photocopies Author's Book While Claiming That Scanning Works Is Infringement

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the big win for fair use, as the appeals court ruled against the Authors Guild and said that libraries scanning books in their collection to make a searchable index is fair use. Hilariously, the Authors Guild is in complete ... [Published Techdirt - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 1 reports

Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust

Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted works and to provide those works in formats accessible to people with disabilities.Beginning in 2004, several ... [Published JD Supra - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 14 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 1 reports

Court finds full-book scanning is fair use

The Hathi Trust has won another important victory in its court battles against the Authors Guild over the right of academic libraries to scan books under the banner of fair use. Hathi creates full-text indexes of books from academic institutional ... [Published Boing Boing - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 2 reports

Appeals Court Finds Scanning To Be Fair Use

NewYorkCountryLawyer (912032) writes In Authors Guild v Hathitrust, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found that scanning whole books and making them searchable for research use is a fair use. In reaching its conclusion, the 3-judge panel ... [Published Slashdot - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

QuickWire: Authors Guild Responds to HathiTrust Ruling

A federal appeals court on Tuesday largely upheld a district court’s ruling in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library in a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against it by the Authors Guild.On Wednesday the guild released a statement in response ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Jun 12 2014]
First reported Jun 10 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 9 reports

Judge Rules Fair Use in Authors Guild Appeal in HathiTrust Case

The Authors Guild has lost its appeal in a case against digital book scanning service HathiTrust. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2012 verdict that HathiTrust is allowed to provide digital access to books and a full text search database, ... [Published Media Bistro - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 02 2014 - Updated Jun 02 2014 - 2 reports

Authors Guild Hates Change, Attacks the Writers It's Says It Wants to Protect

Former Reason editor Virginia Postrel has a great piece at Bloomberg View about how the AuthorsGuild (est. 1912) is attacking an upstart group, the AuthorsAlliance, and teh Internet BECAUSE COPYRIGHT!It's only a little more complicated than that. The ... [Published REASON Online - Jun 02 2014]

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...what Amazon seemingly continues to ignore -- is the fact that books are different from the myriad other products that Amazon sells, that they are "...integral to the culture in a way that garden tools and diapers and flat-screen TVs are not. To our knowledge, Amazon has never clearly and unequivocally stated (as traditional publishers have) that books are different and special, that they can't be treated like the other commodities they sell" Russo points out. "This doesn't strike us as an oversight."
...This, Russo explains, is "impossible" because writers "write the books they’re fighting over." Russo continued: "And because it is the writing life itself we seek to defend, we’re not interested in a short-term windfall to some of the writers we represent."
...her position as the head of an author's advocacy group, it is hard to believe she could be against such an offer," the company said of Robinson. "She's the leader of the Authors Guild, not the Publishers Guild."
..."If Amazon wants to have a constructive conversation about this, we're ready to have one at any time," she wrote the New York Times in an email. "But this seems like a short-term solution that encourages authors to take sides against their publishers. It doesn't get authors out of the middle of this – we're still in the middle. Our books are at the center of this struggle."

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On Amazon's 'Offer' to Hachette Authors [Published Huffington Post - 14 hours ago]
Frontrunning: July 11 [Published Zero Hedge - 19 hours ago]
PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 11 [Published Yahoo! Finance - Jul 11 2014]
EFF Urges Appeals Court to Keep Protecting Fair... [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Jul 11 2014]
Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 11 2014]
Authors Guild Weighs In on Amazon-Hachette Dispute [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jul 10 2014]
Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer [Published WSJ.com: What's News Technology - Jul 10 2014]
Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer [Published WSJ.com: What's News US - Jul 10 2014]
Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks.... [Published Post Tech - Jul 10 2014]
Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks.... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 10 2014]
Amazon offers 100 percent of e-book profits to ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 09 2014]
Amazon Tries to Woo Authors in Hachette Dispute [Published Mac Observer - Jul 09 2014]
Amazon Offers Hachette Authors One Hundred Perc... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 08 2014]
Amazon Is Baiting Hachette Authors With 100 Per... [Published Gizmodo - Jul 08 2014]
Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 08 2014]
Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors... [Published GigaOM - Jul 08 2014]
Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors... [Published NewTeeVee - Jul 08 2014]
Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors... [Published GigaOM - Jul 08 2014]
Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 08 2014]
In Appeal Filing, Google Defends Snippets [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jul 08 2014]
Circuit Court Issues Decision in HathiTrust Dig... [Published Educause - Jun 27 2014]
Hypocritical Authors Guild Photocopies Author's... [Published Techdirt - Jun 24 2014]
Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust [Published JD Supra - Jun 21 2014]
Truth teller [Published Livemint.com - Jun 20 2014]
Second Circuit Confirms HathiTrust Digital Libr... [Published Farella Braun + Martel - Jun 20 2014]
ALA comes out in favor of HathiTrust appeals ru... [Published TeleRead - Jun 18 2014]
ALA 2014: What Happens In Vegas [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jun 14 2014]
Court finds full-book scanning is fair use [Published Boing Boing - Jun 14 2014]
Appeals Court Finds Scanning To Be Fair Use [Published Slashdot - Jun 14 2014]
Second Circuit Issues Its Fair Use Ruling in Au... [Published JD Supra - Jun 13 2014]
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Frontrunning: July 11 [Published Zero Hedge - 19 hours ago]
Carl Icahn says 'time to be cautious' on U.S. stocks ( Reuters ) Banco Espirito Santo Lifts Lid on Exposure to Group ( BBG ) Slowing Customer Traffic Worries U.S. Retailers ( WSJ ) Obama tells Israel U.S. ready to help end hostilities ( Reuters ) Japan ...
Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks.... [Published Post Tech - Jul 10 2014]
Authors say they're feeling the squeeze as Amazon hashes it out with Hachette. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic The contract dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group has delayed the shipment of thousands of titles. The battle took another turn this week as Amazon ...
Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks.... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 10 2014]
Authors say they're feeling the squeeze as Amazon hashes it out with Hachette. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic The contract dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group has delayed the shipment of thousands of titles. The battle took another turn this week as Amazon ...
Amazon Offers Hachette Authors One Hundred Perc... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 08 2014]
Yes, the Amazon/Hachette dispute is still going on , and it sounds like Amazon is trying to win Hachette's authors over to its side. Laura Hazard Owen at GigaOm writes : David Naggar, VP of Kindle content and independent publishing, sent a letter ...
Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors... [Published NewTeeVee - Jul 08 2014]
As the negotiations with Hachette drag on, Amazon says it is “thinking of proposing” a path that would alleviate pressure on Hachette authors. David Naggar, VP of Kindle content and independent publishing, sent a letter to a few Hachette authors, literary ...
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