Posts Tagged: authors guild


Authors living off welfare and writing for free is not a coherent copyright plan

Authors who are making a wage that is at or below the poverty line create a burdensome charge for readers? Well when you put it that way …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 14

Achieving a balanced IP system to ensure content creators can keep creating in the digital age

I think the long-term benefits to authors are greater than the downsides or the risks. But, like any time there's a shakeup of an industry, there are …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books

According to the Association of American Publishers, the publishing industry as a whole has lost $80 to $100 million dollars to online piracy annually. From 2009 to 2013, the number of …
By Rhonda Rees
1 year ago 11

Authors Challenged by Shifting Industry Business Models

The new reality is that content creators are getting squeezed all around. Increasingly many want things to be free and don't care whether they copy a public …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Publishers Group Drops Copyright Claim against Google

The agreement between AAP and Google settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on October 19, 2005 by AAP member publishers (The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; Pearson Education, Inc., …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Court Green-lights Copyright Class Action against Google

In order to establish copyright infringement, a plaintiff must show: (1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) copying of constituent elements of the work that are original. Judge …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

DOJ Says Google Copyright Book Settlement Not Appropriate

The United States Department of Justice on Friday filed papers with the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, challenging the settlement …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

Google Pays $125 Million Copyright Settlement

The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Google recentl announced a groundbreaking settlement agreement on behalf of a broad class of authors and publishers …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0