The Authors Guild supports professional writers in Congress, in state legislatures, with publishers and publishing platforms, in courtrooms, and on the public stage.
Effective copyright protection is the linchpin of professional authorship because it enables authors to make a living writing.
From our beginnings, we have worked to protect writers of all stripes and opinions from censorship, which takes many forms and arises even in a free society like ours.
We advocate for fair contracts for all authors and fair payment terms for freelance writers and creators.
Learn where we stand on core issues affecting writers.
We are dedicated to preserving effective copyright protection so authors can make a living writing.
We oppose all forms of censorship and support legislation protecting freedom of expression.
We have worked to ensure fair contract terms between authors and publishers since our inception.
We oppose industry monopolies and monopsonies and the pressure they put on authors’ incomes.
New AI technologies necessitate legal and policy interventions that balance development of useful AI tools with protection of human authorship.
Book banning obstructs the right to read and publish freely and makes it harder for professional writers to earn a living.
We support the right of authors, journalists, and other freelance creators to collectively demand better treatment and terms.
We are actively participating in the Copyright Office’s effort to modernize its registration processes.
The Internet Archive’s unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted books harms authors and enables piracy sites to do the same.
We support comprehensive solutions to internet piracy that protect the creative marketplace without blocking digital innovation.
September 15, 2022
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