Top U.S. publishers sue Amazon's Audible for copyright infringement

Credit: Reuters India- Published on August 23, 2019
Amazon.com Inc's Audible was sued by some of the top U.S. publishers for copyright infringement on Friday, aiming to block a planned rollout of a feature called 'Audible Captions' that shows the text on screen as a book is narrated.

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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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