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Books | The Guardian ([info]theguardianbook) wrote,
@ 2020-01-15 14:00:00

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Audible settles copyright lawsuit with publishers over audiobook captions

Seven publishers had sued the audiobook giant last July, claiming that its audio-to-text service Captions was unauthorised

After months of back and forth, Audible has settled in a copyright lawsuit with major publishers over its plan to introduce captions to their recordings, a proposal that the publishing houses argued was simply reading.

In July, the audiobook company owned by Amazon announced Captions, an additional function for the existing app that would allow customers to read the text as it was read, as well as looking up words and translating them. Captions had been slated to launch in September 2019.

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