Fairness Rocks News Publishers are pissed about Amazon’s upcoming Audible Captions feature


Fairness Rocks News Publishers are pissed about Amazon’s upcoming Audible Captions feature

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Author: Andrew Liptak

Date: July 19, 2019

Original Source: The Verge

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Publishers are pissed about Amazon’s upcoming Audible Captions feature

Earlier this week, Audible revealed that it was working on a new feature for its audiobook app: Audible Captions, which will use machine learning to transcribe an audio recording for listeners, allowing them to read along with the narrator. While the Amazon-owned company claims it is designed as an educational feature, a number of publishers are demanding that their books be excluded, saying these captions are “unauthorized and brazen infringements of the rights of authors and publishers.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20698383/audible-captions-feature-audiobook-book-publishers-rights