Plan for 'Independent' Copyright Office Meets Resistance

AAP officials have called the proposal "a critical first step" toward modernizing the Copyright Office, but a coalition of Internet companies are less enthused. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 2024: Adult Authors to Meet

Fiction and nonfiction writers presenting their work at this year’s Winter Institute range from renowned keynotes and all-star bestsellers to love-at-first-read newcomers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Tattered Cover Submits Bankruptcy Plans, Owes Nearly $4 Million to Creditors

On Tuesday, the ownership group that controls Denver's Tattered Cover bookstores filed the first part of its bankruptcy reorganization plans, citing some $3.1 million owed to unsecured creditors, including half a million dollars to its former CEO. A further $820,000 is owed to secured lenders. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New Nonprofit Launches to ‘Certify’ Copyright-Friendly AI Practices

Supported by the Association of American Publishers and others, the new nonprofit aims to “certify fair training data use” in Generative AI, and comes amid a growing number of lawsuits filed against AI companies over alleged copyright infringement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada Calls for AI Input With Copyright Needs Still Unmet

Ottawa is working through an AI inquiry while Canada's publishing industry is 'still waiting for ministers to honor their commitment.' The post Canada Calls for AI Input With Copyright Needs Still Unmet appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-01-16 13:58:06 UTC ]
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Meet the 10 best new novelists for 2024

Our annual pick of the most exciting debut fiction has previously tipped Sally Rooney and Louise Kennedy, Tom Crewe and Douglas Stuart. Here the class of 2024 tell us their storiesEach year since 2014, the Observer New Review’s writers and editors have read scores of forthcoming debut novels... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-14 07:00:20 UTC ]
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AI: Copyright Challenges Now Include a New York Times Lawsuit

The newly launched lawsuit of OpenAI and Microsoft by The New York Times parallels legal actions from the book publishing industry. The post AI: Copyright Challenges Now Include a New York Times Lawsuit appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-01-04 19:59:05 UTC ]
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'New York Times' Sues OpenAI, Microsoft for Copyright Infringement

The suit, said to be the first AI-related action filed by a major American media company, alleges that AI services from both multibillion dollar companies are businesses “built on mass copyright infringement,” with potentially massive implications for the future of journalism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-27 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Morry Schwartz steps aside as chairman of independent publisher Schwartz Media

Publisher of the Monthly and the Saturday Paper says he will no longer be involved in day-to-day operationsFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails,free app or daily news podcastMorry Schwartz has given up his leading role at the company he... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-11 06:44:11 UTC ]
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The Generative AI Copyright Fight Is Just Getting Started

The Authors Guild and other artists’ groups say that it's unfair to train AI algorithms on their work without permission. Tech companies generally argue that it counts as “fair use.” Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2023-12-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch meets Volodymyr Zelenskiy in signal of support for Ukraine

Media mogul was accompanied by Fox News’ Benjamin Hall, who was injured while covering the war, and Jerome Starkey from UK tabloid the SunThe Fox Corp chief executive, Lachlan Murdoch, has met with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Ukrainian capital in what Kyiv said was a “very important signal” of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-11-21 01:11:04 UTC ]
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How advertisers can deal with generative AI’s copyright conundrum

To what extent copyright law applies to generative AI tools is a legal gray area -- and cause for concern among companies using these tools for commercial purposes. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-11-20 05:01:00 UTC ]
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Rights Edition: Discussion, Meetings in Nairobi’s New Trading Center

The inaugural rights center at Nairobi International Book Fair featured B2B meetings and an issue-driven panel discussion. The post Rights Edition: Discussion, Meetings in Nairobi’s New Trading Center appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-11-17 19:53:37 UTC ]
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PEN America Will Open an Office in Florida

PEN America intends to expand its presence in Florida amid growing book banning and other censorship efforts in the state, and has appointed ACLU veteran Katie Blankenship director of a new Florida office. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge Will Toss Part of Authors’ AI Copyright Lawsuit

A federal judge said he will dismiss part of a lawsuit filed by a group of authors including comedian Sarah Silverman that claims Meta’s Llama AI application infringes their copyrights. However, a core claim of the suit—that Meta’s use of unauthorized copies to train its AI model is... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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At Guadalajara Book Fair: Guest of Honor EU Plans a Professional Program

The Guest of Honor EU program at Guadalajara includes a three-day program for European, Latin American, and Caribbean professionals. The post At Guadalajara Book Fair: Guest of Honor EU Plans a Professional Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-11-09 21:45:06 UTC ]
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Jaci Updike Is Penguin Random House's First Chief Revenue Officer

The PRH sales veteran has been promoted to the newly created position of chief revenue officer, from president of sales and marketing, at Penguin Random House U.S. The division's Jeff Weber and Michael Rotondo also received promotions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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From Asia to Latin America: Independent Comics Publishers in Frankfurt

A Frankfurt Book Fair panel on independent comics publishers highlighted the innovative ways publishers get their books to readers. The post From Asia to Latin America: Independent Comics Publishers in Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-10-24 11:10:56 UTC ]
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Frankfurt: 2024 Guest of Honor Italy Presents Plans

At a press conference on Thursday, 2024 Guest of Honor Italy previewed its Frankfurt Book Fair plans featuring 120 authors and artists. The post Frankfurt: 2024 Guest of Honor Italy Presents Plans appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-10-19 15:10:39 UTC ]
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