Posted on November 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One short, one long — here are two pieces on serious issues facing the literary world today.

Keith Romer from NPR's Planet Money podcast has some, perhaps, discouraging news for the authors suing OpenAI for copyright violation: This could actually help the company.

Legal scholars pointed out to Romer that back in 2015, a class-action lawsuit filed against Spotify actually enabled the company to identify the songwriters that it needed to negotiate with (and compensate).

Read or hear the whole story about potential results of the OpenAI lawsuit at NPR.

And here's the long piece: BookRiot's weekly roundup of book bans and challenges.

This edition opens with coverage of book sanctuaries, including a link to a database that aims to catalogue book sanctuaries in the US and Canada.

Then, naturally, comes the news of all the book bans and challenges that are making such sanctuaries feel necessary.

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