03.21.22

Authors Guild Applauds Booker Foundation Stance on Translator Rights

The Authors Guild applauds the U.K.’s Booker Foundation on its stance to treat translators like any other creator by paying them royalties and respecting their copyrights. The Authors Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization for published writers, journalists, and translators, has long supported the rights of translators to receive fair remuneration, including royalties …

12.22.21

Coalition of Creators Requests Collective Bargaining Rights from FTC and DOJ

The Authors Guild, on behalf of an informal coalition of creator organizations, filed comments on December 20, 2021, with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust division arguing for collective bargaining rights on behalf of freelance authors, journalists, other text writers, songwriters, composers, lyricists, playwrights, librettists, illustrators, graphic designers, graphic artists, photographers, …

07.21.20

Member Spotlight: Cai Emmons

Why is writing important to you and why do you think it's an important medium for the world? Stories give shape to the chaotic and emotional events of our lives: the loves, the losses, the births, the deaths, even the humdrum events of the work day. Once a story has been told about a particular …

09.18.18

EU Increases Copyright Protection for Creators

It’s been a great week for creators, including authors and writers, as the European Parliament approved an amended version of its Copyright Directive on Wednesday, September 12, with a vote of 438 to 226. “[E]ngag[ing] in one of the biggest rounds of lobbying that the EU has ever seen,”[1] European lawmakers took the initial steps …