Posted on December 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A few intriguing posts that combine literature and technology caught our eye ...

  • A new filing in an earlier copyright infringement lawsuit against Meta Platforms argues that the company's lawyers had warned against using pirated books to train AI models, but that the Facebook and Instagram owners continued anyway (Reuters).

  • Speaking of lawsuits — the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief appealing an earlier decision in favor of big publishers and against the Internet Archive, according to a press release from the EFF.

  • A lesser-known consequence of the major publishers' victory against the Internet Archive is how libraries can't lend surveillance-free digital books ... meaning your e-reading data can be (and has been) sold (Fast Company).

  • A longtime book blogger and audiobook aficionado expresses his frustration with a flood of AI-narrated books on Amazon and shares his analysis of the situation (Brian's Book Blog). 

Categories: Today in Books

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