This week, the news has centred on lawsuits. Specifically it has centred on the lawsuits brought by creators in respect of copyright.
AI agreements - OpenAI has responded to the NYT lawsuit while SAG is working with AI & US Authors Guild to look into discussing blanket licenses with AI companies
This has been a year when companies have defined the terms on which we are permitted to use AI, and what we must declare when doing so; other companies decided how they would or wouldn’t use AI; when author organizations started formulating AI clauses for contracts, and a whole industry went on strike to curb the use of AI in screenwriting.
Today I reflect on a challenging AI week. What case law is rapidly showing is that in the long term what we need is less to bring tech firms to heel and more to have new laws.
What have we learned from the Hollywood writers' strike? Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
Love it or hate it... artists share open letter in praise of generative AI hosted by the Creative Commons website
As Amazon launches its new AI policy and the US Copyright Office refuses to register a copyright for an award-winning Midjourney artist, a consultation tries to untangle what is fast becoming the knotty mess of AI and copyright. Welcome to Self-Publishing News with ALLi News editor Dan Holloway, bringing you the latest in indie publishing news and commentary.
Sol launches virtual reality ereader, Amazon Prime Video launches ad-supported subscription tier, and the ebook price fixing case against Amazon and the Big Five is coming back to court.
Bookseller survey of traditionally published debut authors reveals publishing shortcomings. Supreme Court refuses AI patent challenge.
Selfies Awards winners announced at London Book Fair. TikTok ban in Montana and Jaron Lanier calls for everyone to be paid for data used to train AI.
Amazon finally changes ebook returns policy. UK Government Cancels Plans for Copyright for AI Text and Data Mining.
Wattpad adds $45,000 and screen adaptation opportunities to this year's Wattys. Open AI allows DALL-E 2 users to commercialise images.