When Audible Captions was introduced in July, the publishing world was fast to pounce. They thought that an audiobook that additionally produces textual content would devalue their ebooks. This prompted the Affiliation of American Publishers to file a lawsuit on behalf of main publishers. It seems like this gambit as paid off, Audible introduced at present that their new Captions system will exclude works from main publishers, for now.
In an announcement to Good e-Reader, Audible stated “Audible is not going to allow its ‘Captions’ characteristic for all audiobooks for which Publishers personal, or are the unique licensee of.” Audible will file their facet of the story on September 13th.
Audible has denied that the Captions program, which scrolls a number of phrases of an AI-generated transcription alongside an audiobook’s narration within the Audible app, violates any proper or agreements. This system was reportedly set to start as early as September 10, and might nonetheless launch for works for which there isn’t a permissions difficulty. It’ll doubtless launch with full assist for all ebooks revealed by Amazon and public area works.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the previous ten years. His articles have been picked up by main and native information sources and web sites such because the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Publish and the New York Occasions.