[Irtalk] Four Berkeley professors launch new nonprofit to advance the publishing rights of authors in the digital age | PressReleasePoint

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon May 26 16:30:23 SAST 2014

*Four UC Berkeley professors united in a desire to support writers and
other creators in spreading the reach of their work in the digital age –
while better understanding their publishing rights* – launched a new
nonprofit Wednesday (May 21) at the Internet Archive in San Francisco.

Founders of the organization, called the Authors Alliance, aim to realize
the promise of digital technology, such as online journals and e-books, for
the wide dissemination of knowledge and culture for the public good.
Members also want to help authors and creators of work from photos to music
overcome new challenges that they said “threaten to condemn works to
obscurity, orphanhood and oblivion.” The Authors Alliance will provide
educational tools, events and public interest advocacy to help authors
understand their rights and “to better be read, seen and heard,” organizers

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