Authors Guild

Type: Organization
Name: Authors Guild
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Get booked

An eagerly awaited annual event for the bibliophiles, the 20th Delhi Book Fair 2014  as  well as its concurrent  event, the 16th  edition  of  Stationery and Office Automation Fair 2014  began at Pragati Maidan.Promoting the reading habit, the Delhi Book ... [Published Millennium Post - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Per Second Circuit: Full Text Searchable Database Is Fair Use

Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. HathiTrust, et al.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, affirming a district court summary judgment ruling in favor of a consortium of authors, ruled that the unauthorized digitization of copyrighted works, for ... [Published JD Supra - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Weekend Links: Sony Reader is gone. Building a better Amazon

By It’s Official—The Sony Reader is Kaput (The Digital Reader)Sony has confirmed today that they will not be making another ebook reader – not even for their sole remaining market in Japan.***For the Author’s Guild & Other Legacy Publishing Pundits (Joe ... [Published TeleRead - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Author’s Guild president to Amazon: No, thanks. We don’t want your money.

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 ... [Published Post Tech - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer

The Authors Guild sent an email to its 9,000 members describing as "highly disingenuous" Amazon's recent offer to give Hachette authors all the revenue from their e-book sales. ... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Technology - Jul 10 2014]
Entities: Authors Guild, E-book
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 - 2 reports

Amazon Offers Hachette Authors One Hundred Percent of E-Book Sales

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 ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

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

As the negotiations with Hachette drag on, Amazon is suggesting a new path that it says will alleviate pressure on Hachette authors. David Naggar, VP of Kindle content and independent publishing, sent a letter to a few Hachette authors, literary agents ... [Published GigaOM - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 10 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 2 reports

Second Circuit Upholds HathiTrust Verdict

The was first filed by the Authors Guild in September, 2011, as a parallel action to the Guild’s suit against Google. Guild attorneys had argued that the HathiTrust, a digital preservation effort created by a collective of research libraries, was built ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jun 10 2014]
First reported Jun 10 2014 - Updated Jun 10 2014 - 2 reports

In win for libraries, court rules database of Google-scanned books is “fair use”

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Hathi Trust , a searchable collection of digital books controlled by university libraries, does not violate copyright, and that the libraries can continue to make copies for digitally-impaired readers. ... [Published GigaOM - Jun 10 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]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 2 reports

Authors Guild asks U.S. court to rule against Google

NEW YORK -- Saying Google is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization ... [Published SiliconValley.com - Apr 12 2014]

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"Short term, Amazon's moves "are consumer-friendly, but in the long term they could be anything but," Enderle cautioned. "Once there aren't any competitors left, they'll own the consumer, who will then be at their mercy." Richard Adhikari has written about high-tech for leading industry publications since the 1990s and wonders where it's all leading to. Will implanted RFID chips in humans be the Mark of the Beast? Will nanotech solve our coming food crisis? Does Sturgeon's Law still hold true? You can connect with Richard on Google+."
...authors, like Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver and James Patterson, say they're stuck in the middle, and have asked Amazon in an open letter to "resolve its dispute with Hachette without hurting authors and without blocking or otherwise delaying the sale of books to its customers." Hundreds of them have urged their readers to email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "to change his mind."
...and substantiality of the portion used, the court stressed that the extent of permissible copying varies with the purpose and character of the use. "For some purposes, it may be necessary to copy the entire copyrighted work in which case Factor Three does not weigh against a finding of fair use." Id . at *8

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Get booked [Published Millennium Post - Aug 24 2014]
Per Second Circuit: Full Text Searchable Datab... [Published JD Supra - Aug 18 2014]
Four Questions for...Hugh Howey [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Aug 13 2014]
Amazon Gives Disney a Swift Kick in the Shins [Published E-Commerce Times - Aug 12 2014]
Is Spotify Killing Music? [Published TakePart - Aug 07 2014]
Weekend Links: Sony Reader is gone. Building a ... [Published TeleRead - Aug 03 2014]
Per Second Circuit: full text searchable databa... [Published Lexology - Aug 01 2014]
Amazon Finally Explains Why It's Fighting A Big... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 30 2014]
What Does the Hathitrust Decision Mean For Libr... [Published LLRX.com - Jul 27 2014]
Weekend Roundup: Inner workings of Author Earni... [Published TeleRead - Jul 27 2014]
Why Does The Author's Guild Refuse To Even Ackn... [Published Techdirt - Jul 24 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 Hachette Authors One Hundred Perc... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - 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]
Hypocritical Authors Guild Photocopies Author's... [Published Techdirt - Jun 24 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]
Authors Guild Responds to Second Circuit Ruling [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jun 11 2014]
Second Circuit Upholds HathiTrust Verdict [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jun 10 2014]
In win for libraries, court rules database of G... [Published GigaOM - Jun 10 2014]
In win for libraries, court rules database of G... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 10 2014]
Authors Guild Loses Book Scanning Case Once Again [Published Techdirt - Jun 10 2014]
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Why Does The Author's Guild Refuse To Even Ackn... [Published Techdirt - Jul 24 2014]
Could the organization calling itself the "Authors Guild" (from its behavior, better understood as a lobbying arm for big publishing houses) get more fearful and brittle? In response to a typically lopsided AG blog post yesterday, in which the Author's ...
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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