August 18, 2023
In this week’s edition: An update on the Internet Archive case, new resources for fighting banned books, Chinese AI regulations, and more.
Judge Approves Final Injunction in Publishers, Internet Archive Copyright CasePublishers WeeklyJudge John G. Koeltl approved a negotiated consent judgment after three years of litigation, siding with the Internet Archive by limiting the injunction to only those plaintiffs’ print books with electronic editions.
Penguin Random House Rolls Out Banned Books Resources: ‘Let Kids Read’Publishing PerspectivesThe new website provides tools for consumer action, such as alerts on censorship topics, guides to communicate with government officials, methods to report book challenges and bans, insights into potential censorship at your library, information on your school board’s election timelines, and more.
A Woman Who Composed the First Draft of History Finds Herself Written Out of the History BooksCNNThe Smithsonian and other institutions are working to make the achievements of women like Elsie Robinson as visible and celebrated as those of men—a significant initiative, especially for writers of non-fiction, biography, and more.
China Wants to Regulate Its Artificial Intelligence Sector Without Crushing ItTimeThe Chinese government released 24 guidelines mandating platform providers to register and undergo a security review before launching along with assigning oversight to seven agencies, including the Cyberspace Administration of China and the National Development and Reform Commission.
White House Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down Texas Social Media LawThe HillTwo laws passed by the GOP-led state aim to prohibit social media companies from banning users based on political views—laws that would limit companies from being able to moderate content and users, even if they violate the websites’ terms and conditions.