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.