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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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek explains the company’s new audiobook subscription plan

Ek blames Apple for holding back his company’s first foray into audiobooks and confirms his company is in talks with Google about in-app purchases. Spotify is doubling down on audiobooks: Paying subscribers of the music service will now have access to up to 15 hours of audiobook listening as... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-10-03 16:30:00 UTC ]
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Kemi Badenoch failed to declare meeting with Rupert Murdoch

Business secretary privately met media mogul in apparent breach of ministerial code of conductKemi Badenoch failed to declare a meeting that she held with Rupert Murdoch days after she was appointed to the cabinet – in a breach of transparency rules.The business and trade secretary reacted... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-02 19:19:20 UTC ]
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Brooklyn Public Library’s Leigh Hurwitz on Helping Young People Resist Censorship

In anticipation of Banned Books Week, Brooklyn Public Library’s collections manager Leigh Hurwitz joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how the recent, dramatic rise in book bans disproportionately affects young people, and why BPL has chosen to offer access to its... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-09-28 08:18:01 UTC ]
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Judge orders trial for copyright case between Thomson Reuters Westlaw, AI rival

Thomson Reuters has accused Ross Intelligence of improperly copying data from its Westlaw legal-research division to train an AI-powered competitor. A jury will decide the case, a judge ruled this week. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2023-09-26 12:13:41 UTC ]
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Frightfully-Fun Halloween Book Club Ideas for Your Next Meeting

Who doesn't want to throw a Halloween book club? Find Halloween book club ideas, decor, party favors, and recommended reads all here! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-09-25 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Generative AI vs. Copyright

Publishing attorney Lloyd J. Jassin examines what artificial intelligence will mean for the publishing industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2: Developments in Audio

Not all international audiobook markets are evolving at the same pace, according to speakers at the second online Frankfurt Rights Meeting. The post Frankfurt Rights Meeting 2: Developments in Audio appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-09-16 00:02:33 UTC ]
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Four large US publishers sue ‘shadow library’ for alleged copyright infringement

The publishers are claiming unspecified damages from the file-sharing Library Genesis, which they say has distributed files illegallyFour leading US publishers have sued an online “shadow library” that allows visitors to download textbooks and other copyrighted materials free.Cengage, Macmillan... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-15 16:55:19 UTC ]
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More Authors, Including Michael Chabon, Sue AI Developers Over Copyright

The claims in the new suits are nearly identical to claims in two previous author class actions filed over the summer by writers, alleging the companies used unauthorized copies of their books to train their AI models. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Updates Hybrid Work Policy, Plans to Shrink Headquarters

Penguin Random House will "encourage employees to go to the office more frequently" without mandating company-wide in-person attendance. The publisher will also "change" its current office space and "reduce our footprint at 1745 Broadway" beginning this fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: Meet Richard Arkwright, the world's first tech titan

You didn't actually believe all those founder's myths about tech billionaires like Bezos, Jobs and Musk pulling themselves up by their bootstraps from some suburban American garage, did you? In reality, our corporate kings have been running the same playbook since the 18th century when... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-09-11 20:50:45 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: Meet Richard Akrwright, the world's first tech titan

You didn't actually believe all those founder's myths about tech billionaires like Bezos, Jobs and Musk pulling themselves up by their bootstraps from some suburban American garage, did you? In reality, our corporate kings have been running the same playbook since the 18th century when... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-09-10 14:30:56 UTC ]
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Greystone and Postmedia Plan 'Instant Book' on Wildfire Season

Canadian indie publisher Greystone and news media organization Postmedia aim to have 'The Summer Canada Burned' on shelves for November. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Newsroom unions’ return to office negotiations heat up as fall approaches

With the summer season winding down, media companies like The New York Times and Hearst are beginning to push employees to work from the office more regularly, reigniting media unions' years-long efforts to organize around the issue.  Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-08-28 04:01:00 UTC ]
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Meet the Creative Team at Usborne Publishing

PW spoke to the editors and authors at Usborne about the process of bringing each new children’s book into the world, what makes the books unique, and the inherent joys of the work they do. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge rules that AI-generated art isn't copyrightable, since it lacks human authorship

A federal judge has agreed with US government officials that a piece of artificial intelligence-generated art isn't eligible for copyright protection in the country since there was no human authorship involved. "Copyright has never stretched so far [...] as to protect works generated by new... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-08-21 15:00:33 UTC ]
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‘Strays’ Stumbles at Box Office Without Its Stars’ Promotion

The R-rated comedy opened to a fifth place showing this weekend, while the comic book movie “Blue Beetle” came in at No. 1. Both were hurt by the actors’ strike. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-08-20 17:07:08 UTC ]
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Judge Approves Final Injunction in Publishers, Internet Archive Copyright Case

After more than three years of litigation, it took judge John G. Koeltl just hours to sign off on the parties’ negotiated consent judgment—but not without a final twist. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers, Internet Archive Submit Proposed Judgment in Copyright Case

More than four months after a federal judge found the Internet Archive liable for copyright infringement, the parties have delivered a negotiated agreement for a judgment to be entered in the case. A final resolution could still be years away, however, as the Internet Archive has vowed to appeal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Judgment Phase of Internet Archive Copyright Case Appears Imminent

More than four months after finding the Internet Archive liable for copyright infringement, the next phase in the litigation appears to be close. In a July 28 order, judge John G. Koeltl gave the parties until August 11 to deliver recommendations for determining a judgment in the closely watched... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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