Changing Tides: Novel Approaches to Combating Piracy

Changing Tides: Novel Approaches to Combating Piracy

05/29/2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


Piracy has always been a cat-and-mouse game. But with the rapid pace of technological changes and business models in the publishing ecosystem, it is becoming increasingly difficult for authors and publishers to respond quickly — and effectively — to stop the circulation of pirated books. In this panel presented by the Authors Guild, we will discuss some of the new methods that book pirates and counterfeiters are using to produce and disseminate pirated books. We will also look at the strategies used by authors and publishers to curb piracy, and the different tactics then can be taken, including when to file suit and when to bring in law enforcement.  


  • Catherine Bogin


    Catherine Bogin is the anti-piracy manager at Macmillan Publishers overseeing copyright enforcement efforts for Global Trade and US Education....

  • Sarina Bowen


    Sarina Bowen is the author of 30 contemporary novels, most recently hitting the USA Today bestseller list in January with Overnight Sensation. She...

  • Umair Kazi


    Umair Kazi is a Staff Attorney at the Authors Guild, a writer, and a translator. He received his JD from University of Iowa College of Law and his...

  • Mary Rasenberger


    Mary Rasenberger is the Executive Director of the Authors Guild. Prior to joining the Guild, Mary practiced law for over 25 years, specializing in...


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    • Business of Publishing

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