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In Captions Settlement, Audible Will Not Use AAP Member Content Without Permission
When Audible launched its Captions program (which provided captions to Audible audiobooks) publishers sued the Amazon company for copyright infringement. Now the case is being settled, with Audible agreeing not to provide captions unless they get express permission from publishers. They also added they’d only be adding captions for works already in the public domain.
Stephen Joyce Dies At 87; Guarded Grandfather’s Literary Legacy
The grandson of the writer James Joyce (Ulysses, Finnegans Wake) has died, opening up questions about access to his grandfather’s literary estate. Stephen Joyce was executor and protector of his family’s private papers and manuscripts, and was notoriously guarded–he often compared scholars and critics to pests. He once even went so far as destroying thousands of Joyce family letters, all in the name of privacy.
Sandra Boynton Writes Children’s Books That Don’t Condescend
Sandra Boynton’s children’s books have become bedtime favorites, with such titles as But Not the Hippopotamus and The Going-to-Bed Book. But the bestselling writer finds another children’s bedtime classic “sinister.” Her body of work (includes books and music) is playful, silly, and complicated in a deceptively simple package.