Authors Guild Signatory Letters

11/30/17 – NCAC letter regarding the removal of A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl from Cody, WY high school.

2/6/18 – NCAC letter regarding a challenge to The Giver in McKinney, TX elementary school.

2/19/18 – NCAC letter regarding the removal of The Hate U Give from Springfield, MO classrooms.

2/19/18 – NCAC letter regarding the removal of Looking for Alaska from Clinton, NC school.

2/19/18 – NCAC letter regarding the removal of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from Duluth, MN curriculum.

3/7/18 – IAF letter addressed to the Canadian Parliament expressing concern about the overexpansion of Canada’s fair dealing (i.e., fair use) exceptions for educational uses.

6/21/18 – NCAC letter regarding the removal of The Hate U Give from South Carolina high school reading list.

7/10/18 – Letter to South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police for pressuring the removal of The Hate U Give from high school summer reading list.

8/2/18 – Letter to the White House Press Secretary protesting the prevention of CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from covering a Rose Garden event.

8/8/18 – Letter to Group Nine Media in support of the Thrillist Union and their efforts to secure a fair employment contract for writers in digital media.

8/17/18 – NCAC joint statement regarding President Trump’s letter to Simon & Schuster.

10/19/18 – Letter to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to protest its policy preventing friends, family, or charitable organizations from sending books directly to prisoners.

11/28/18 – NCAC letter regarding the Florida Department of Corrections impounding prison paper The Militant.

12/5/18 – SPLC letter regarding the censorship of an Arkansas high school newspaper.

2/19/19 – NCAC letter regarding the removal of Fun Home from Hunterdon County, NJ high schools.

2/19/19 – NWU controlled digital lending FAQs.

3/6/19 – Open Markets letter to Department of Justice Antitrust Division opposing the merger of largest two U.S. printers.

3/7/19 – AAUP statement opposing President Trump’s executive order regarding campus free speech.

10/21/19 – NCAC letter regarding Columbia County, GA schools excluding three novels.

1/17/20 – Letter to US Trade Representative regarding South African IP regime.

1/24/20 – NCAC statement condemning Missouri Library Censorship Bill.

3/19/20 – ASAE template letters sent to Representative Malone and Senators Schumer & Gillibrand asking for relief for NFPs in coronavirus stimulus packages.

4/14/20 – Letter to Congress regarding clarification of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to apply to freelancers and independent contractors.

4/16/20 – NCAC letter supporting a right to protest during the pandemic.

4/22/20 – NCAC letter regarding anti-LGBTQ book bans.

4/22/20 – PEN open letter from literary arts organizations to New York City Council Members.

4/29/20 – NCAC letter to Alaska school board regarding “potentially controversial” books.

5/13/20 – Freelancer Union letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding stimulus eligibility for freelancers.

5/14/20 – Copyright Alliance letter to Congress on value of copyright during COVID-19.

5/14/20 – Joint open letter with NBCC regarding the need for book reviews.

5/26/20 – Joint letter with CBLDF criticizing the removal of a cartoon satirizing President Trump.

Authors Guild Amicus Briefs

Prison Legal News v. Jones.

Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com.

PEN America Center v. Trump.

Chronicle Books et al. v. Audible.

Google v. Oracle.

Austin v. Illinois.

Estate of Steinbeck v. Kaffaga.

Authors Guild Copyright Office Comments

2/19/19 – On “Group Registration of Short Literary Works.”

3/19/20 – On the Copyright Office’s definition of “publication.”

Authors Guild Statements

11/8/19 – Condemnation of Trump administration efforts to pressure Hachette to identify the anonymous author of A Warning.

6/4/20 – Opposition to President Trump’s executive order on Twitter.

6/10/20 – Support of publishing workers’ day of solidarity against racial inequality.

Authors Guild Government Comments

7/29/19 – Comments to Department of Commerce on “Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods.”

1/10/20 – Comments to USPTO on Artificial Intelligence.

1/17/20 – Joint comments to US Trade Representative on South Africa’s IP practices.

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