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.

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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