Authors Guild

Type: Organization
Name: Authors Guild
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Authors Guild Met With DoJ to Seek Investigation Into Amazon's Practices

Authors are looking to escalate their fight with Amazon.com Inc. by seeking a government investigation into what they say is the online retail giant's abuse of its market power. The Authors Guild, the country's largest advocacy group for writers, met ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Authors take aim at Amazon over fight with publisher Hachette

RELATED LINKS Digital revolution threatens American literature, says best-selling author James Patterson Borders closes the book as decisions to come back haunt chain Amazon acquisition ‘Twitch’ boasts audience rivaling primetime TV JUDY WOODRUFF: A battle ... [Published PBS - Sep 30 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 11 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Authors Guild Responds to Second Circuit Ruling

"We received yesterday’s Second Circuit decision in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust with mixed feelings. The decision was not a total victory for either side. While the Court, over our objections, allowed HathiTrust to maintain its database of digitized books ... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jun 11 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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...formed his own publishing company, Capital Stewardship Publishing, with the ambitious goal of helping children appreciate what Lee describes as the "glory of the United States and the greatness of the nation’s founders."
...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."
The "heart" of the Authors Guild position is that "if the Google Books search tool were enjoined, someone else would create a similar tool and pay royalties to copyright owners,” the Google brief states. “But this aspiration is unsupported by evidence, factually implausible, and legally irrelevant. There is no reason to believe any creator of a search tool would pay authors for the privilege of helping readers find their published books or that authors would refuse inclusion unless paid.”"

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Authors Guild Met With DoJ to Seek Investigatio... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
Authors Guild Met With DoJ to Seek Amazon Probe [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 9 hours ago]
Authors Guild Met With DoJ to Seek Amazon Probe [Published WSJ.com: What's News Technology - 9 hours ago]
Authors take aim at Amazon over fight with publ... [Published PBS - Sep 30 2014]
Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes, Inc. - USDC, ... [Published JD Supra - Sep 22 2014]
Fox News v. TVEyes Copyright Fair Use Decision:... [Published JD Supra - Sep 17 2014]
‘The Maine Review’ makes its debut [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 14 2014]
New YA Historical Fiction Novel Earns Early Acc... [Published Prlog - Sep 10 2014]
Fair Use FTW! Fox Copyright Claim Fails to Supp... [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Sep 10 2014]
Is the copyright law fair use defense getting b... [Published Lexology - Sep 09 2014]
Get booked [Published Millennium Post - Aug 24 2014]
Four Questions for...Hugh Howey [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Aug 13 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]
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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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