Major book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible over new speech-to-text feature

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Some of the world’s largest book publishers have jointly filed a lawsuit against Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible today over a new, controversial speech-to-text feature the literary industry claims is a violation of copyright law.

The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District...

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Published on August 26, 2019 -  00:32
Major Publishing Companies Sue Audible For New AI-Generated Captions
Seven big publishing companies filed a lawsuit against Audible saying they are breaking copyright laws. According to Gizmodo, the publishers argue their new AI-generated captions are the root of the problem. Audible advertises the new tool as a way for struggling readers to follow along with smaller chunks of text. Additionally, readers would be able to select words and bring up their definition. Publishers argue the company needs to secure appropriate permissions before captioning their audio.

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