If you're an author whose book has been used as an AI training data set without your consent, here's what you can do to take action to protect your rights, join forces with other authors, and push the industry toward a fairer system of transparency and compensation.
#ai #copyrights #authors
And for #Australian #writers, this is from the Australian Society of #Authors: https://www.asauthors.org.au/news/asa-response-to-use-of-australian-books-to-train-ai/
This page is useful for #writers in general, but it's really for US #authors who have been affected by the #AI thingie: https://authorsguild.org/news/you-just-found-out-your-book-was-used-to-train-ai-now-what/
If you're a published author and you haven't given permission for your book to be fed into Meta's, Bloomberg's or other AI training systems, and found your work in the database, this Authors’ Guild post may be helpful.
From the Author Help Center: How and when does Leanpub pay royalties? http://help.leanpub.com/en/articles/110527-how-and-when-do-you-pay-royalties #selfpublishing #authors
From the Leanpub Author Help Center: Methods for Writing and Displaying Math in Ebooks and HTML http://help.leanpub.com/en/articles/6116789-methods-for-writing-and-displaying-math-in-ebooks-and-html #books #authors #selfpublishing #writing
Hello, and Happy #WishlistWednesday! Let's give this a try #authors #gamedevs share your #books #games #indiegames #projects #art #links #wips in the comments and I will #boost them! #gamingcommunity #writerslift #gamedevelopment #writingcommunity #gamingcommunity
«These #authors had no idea their #books were being used to train #machines that could replace them. Meanwhile, people building and training these machines stand to #profit enormously.» - https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/09/books3-database-generative-ai-training-copyright-infringement/675363/
Problem ain't #technology but #capitalism -as any anti-social regime.
Human #science and #industry (#civilization) should liberate #humanity from the need of working, instead, we'll gonna end up in an AI-Humans' world war for some private property #market nonsense...
I'm writing my first novel. It feels like I'm wandering alone in a dense forest without a compass. It's overwhelming. Most days I end up feeling like I'm crazy for even trying this.
Any published #authors have advice for the n00bs on how to keep our eyes on the prize?
What if #LLM lawsuits make patent lawsuits look like penny ante stuff?
“A jury must decide the outcome of a lawsuit by information services company Thomson Reuters accusing Ross Intelligence of unlawfully copying content from its legal-research platform Westlaw to train a competing artificial intelligence-based platform, a Delaware federal judge said on Monday.”
While #authors continue to get ripped off by multiple vectors …
EDIT:Talked to an author friend who's affected: RN, authors are launching indep suits.
Link to unpaywalled search is in comments.
If you're a published author and you haven't given permission for your book to be fed into Meta's, Bloomberg's or other AI training systems, please check the database in this article. If your work is there, you may want to join in on the lawsuit. This corpus has 183,000 (pirated) titles.
#AI generated #books are so prevalent on #Amazon that the company is asking #authors who self-publish on its Kindle platform to also declare if they are using A.I.. #artificialintelligence #publishing #selfpublishing https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/23/opinion/ai-internet-lawsuit.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
Hey there fellow #authors - the #Microsoft Word garbage pile has finally grown too high. After 2 weeks of editing, it decided that I was not me, and somehow displayed all my changes NEXT TO the original, so for instance I had changed "heart" to "chest," and it was displayed as "heartchest." This was done hundreds of times across like 40 pages. I'm about done.
What apps do you all love to use to write, and why? Please halp!
Sigh... received a rejection today on a query, but the agent was kind enough to write an encouraging personalized rejection...
Complicated feelings: disheartening because rejection, but uplifted by positive comments.
Honestly, I've been feeling kinda down about the whole process lately, so I really needed this.
@s3thi Thank you for sharing that insight and I hope you find the people of your mind here.
i hope the melon man bankrupts Twitter ... [so] Microsoft can buy it up and make it boring again.
It's bad when good is boring. I can't help but agree. I'll stick with Mastodon, though.
On the bright side, there are plenty of #writers and #authors amongst #theWritersOfMastodon that form a #writingCommunity. There are also #developers and people who #code. Lots of #art, #artists, and #artistsonmastodon doing #fineart, #watercolor, #sketch, and #photography.
Follow some of these tags. Posts will suggest further tags and people to follow. If you find someone particularly interesting, you can always investigate their follow list.
Supergroup of authors including George R.R. Martin sue OpenAI
Authors Guild and notable authors sue OpenAI for copyright infringement, protecting writers' rights in an #AI era.
"We’ve all been jury-rigging a toolkit out of misshapen spare parts: email marketing software for newsletters; ad metrics to measure influence; meme propagators for distribution. It’s like trying to build a car with a hula-hoop for the steering wheel. The results—a failing media business; brains scrambled by social media; public discourse that has become a shouting match—are hardly a surprise."
If you're not watching "The Post Mortem Report," you're missing one of the best, most-unique #authorcasts out there. You're also missing one-of-a-kind experiences like this!
Listening to Oaky and Cattie shoutout some #books and #authors on a new minisode of the Books, Cats & Snacks #podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/books-cats-snacks/id1587905308?i=1000628737322
Hello, and #HappyThursday! Let's give this a try and have a #writerslift #authors #writers post your #books #links #wips in the comments and I will #boost them! #booksadon #bookboost #writing #writingcommunity #throwbackthursday #kindle #kindleunlimited #BarnesandNoble
Thurs 9/21 - Judge Newman Suspended 1 year, UFC Monopsony Suit, Judiciary has 2 weeks Funding, $10k/hour Legal Fees in Tesla Case, America Supports Strikes and Authors Sue OpenAI
Elder Judge suspended for a year, #UFC #monopsony suit, #judiciary can run for 2 weeks if the government shuts down, attorneys that sued #Tesla want $10k/hour, support for #strikes is high and #authors sue #openai
#Amazon Limits #Authors to #Self-Publishing 3 Books Per Day Amid Flood of 'AI Garbage' https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-limits-authors-to-self-publishing-3-books-per-day-amid-flood-of This is wild: "The restriction arrives as a growing number of users are harnessing programs such as #ChatGPT to generate entire novels. In addition, videos showing how people can create AI-written books to make money on Amazon have been appearing for months." #AI #fake #books
In papers filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York, 17 authors, including George RR Martin, Jonathan Franzen, John Grisham and Jodi Picoult, alleged “flagrant and harmful infringements of plaintiffs’ registered copyrights” and called the ChatGPT program a “massive commercial enterprise” that is reliant upon “systematic theft on a mass scale”. The lawsuit cites specific ChatGPT searches for each author.
#ChatGPT #OpenAI #Copyright #Writers #Authors #Lawsuit
#Authors #Writers #WritingCommunity Has anyone done a charity auction of their own work? I got an extra author copy of Transform the World and I'd like to try to do some good with it. Is there a certain site one can use to automate, and what are the features? I did a google search but there seem to be quite a lot of options.
Happy to share the I’ve got a new flash story out in Radon Journal (@radonjournal).
A colony ship’s AI committed to saving humanity no matter the cost. You can read it here.
A philosophical review of my Fantasy/Attempted comedy novel, The Last Philosopher ☺️
It's free to read.
No, my #books are NOT available on #KindleUnlimited, nor will they ever be as long as #authors are forced into “accepting” the #Amazon exclusivity condition that forbids my work being sold at any other #ebook retailer.
Life has been too busy of late so I didn't post about it yet, but this happened recently! The Algorithm Will See You Now was selected as the bronze medal winner in the Reader's Favorite awards for best medical thriller!
3,503 words of the new story complete. The total is now 15,466 words. I think this is going to be a LONG book. Also some more editing on Abomination and moving ahead on planning the next book which turns out is going to be a horror story. Not something I've written in a while. #author #authors #bookstodon #WritersOfMastodon #writing #WritingCommunity
18,810 words written for the coming kids adventure, "Sunni Snowstorm". Probably only about 2,000 words left. And then so much editing.
It's also a choose adventure.
Little gift for my daughter's Christmas, if I get everything together in time.
Leo declared in a slick but private video to potential donors, he planned to “crush liberal dominance” across American life. The country was plagued by “woke-ism” in corporations and education, “one-sided journalism” and “entertainment that’s really corrupting our youth,” said Leo amid snippets of cheery music and shots of sunsets and American flags.
Sitting tucked into a couch, with wire-rimmed glasses and hair gone to gray, Leo conveyed his inspiration and intentions: “I just said to myself, ‘Well, if this can work for law, why can’t it work for lots of other areas of American culture and American life where things are really messed up right now?’”
Teneo is building what Leo called in the video “networks of conservatives that can roll back” liberal influence in #WallStreet and #SiliconValley, among #authors and #academics, with pro #athletes and #Hollywood producers.
A Federalist Society for everything.
Nina Simon—former #NASA engineer, slam poet, and museum director—shares the lessons that helped her write her compelling debut murder mystery novel.
Do you have a library card? Do you read indie books? Do you know writers? Next time you see an indie book that appeals to you, don't add it to your kindle, request it at your library. That way it still gets purchased, and many more people will have the chance to read it. (of course, you can still buy it yourself if you want to own a copy.)
All publishers will have 2 months response time. Publishers will be given up to allowed up 2 months beyond stated response time.
I may send a query update request.
Or, I may simply mark them as Dead Letters on The Submission Grinder. I suspect those numbers will skyrocket.
They won't know they have done anything wrong.
Spell and Grammar Check were listed on one site. Do they consider Word, Scrivener, #ScreenReaders, #Dictation (Dragon), and Read Back programs that allow #Blind, #DeafBlind, #Autistic people, and people with cognitive disabilities to write?
Where do you save your backup files? Do you use Scrivener's default location, save to somewhere else on your hard drive, or save to the cloud (if to the cloud, which cloud?). What's your reasoning for your choice?
People can argue about #reach. As a journalist, I preferred to write #articles that reached 200,000 instead of 2000. I am currently testing (too) many things in the area of #blogging / #writing articles. What do you recommend for more reach (than my blog) AND (!) #monetisation? Preferably pure writing, little extra work, because connected to my podcast. #PlsBoost #journalism @writers #writers #authors #writingcommunity @writingcommunity (If you search for Substack: I don't like it).
Without context of where said interviews appear (though I assume you refer to “mainstream” media), you may be interested in some independent publications like #StreetRoots (@streetrootsfeed), #HusForbi, or some other #StreetNewspaper.
I didn’t realize there was a term for them until just looking for the name of the Danish one, but #wikipedia has a brief list of some.
For those who are #authors of multiple books and/or multiple series: how do you divide your attention among each? What percentage are you focused on the work you’re creating right now vs. the work released earlier? To what extent does your back catalog need focused promotion vs. becoming self-promoting? Curious about your work flow and schedule.
*Update* This platform is simply wonderful. Huge thanks to the people that contacted me. You're honestly the best. :blobcatheart:
Just a wild punt, but does anyone here have a couple of spare Bluesky invite codes they're not using?
I know at least four lovely comic fantasy authors who would love to get on the platform.
(I'm scheming to get them here too :blobsmilehappyeyes: )
Just a wee #book industry post:
If there are any #writers or aspiring #authors out there who are looking for a community where they can work on their craft, the lovely @sagetyrtle runs an excellent low cost online writing workshop collective.
It's well worth checking out.
This is a super difficult, roller coaster industry and it's always great to have people who get you and what you're trying to achieve. :blobsmilehappyeyes: