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No Peanuts! supports professional translators & interpreters in demanding & receiving a living wage for their work.

A Petition to Publishers of English-Language Translations – Signed by 1004 of Your Colleagues

Recent research shows that translators’ copyrights are “rustled” one third of the time in trade and commercial publishing—and eighty percent of the time in university-press publishing. Simply put, copyright rustling happens when a book publisher takes something from a translator … Continue reading

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A Thousand-Plus Requests to English-Language Publishers: Stop Taking Translators’ Copyrights!

At the close of its campaign against the widespread practice in English-language translation-publishing of taking translators’ copyrights—especially in the United States and particularly among university presses and some of the largest publishers of translation in the U.S.—No Peanuts! is delivering … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the ISBN/Coppola Case – Some recent online press

If you haven’t already, please sign the NP! petition, Put A Stop To Copyright Rustling! The case of the (apparently) bankrupt Italian publisher, ISBN Edizioni; of its director, Massimo Coppola; and of Coppola’s attempts to reframe the social-network narrative with … Continue reading

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University Presses: What Went CopyWrong?

If you haven’t already, please sign the NP! petition, Put A Stop To Copyright Rustling! How Did University Presses Turn into the Biggest Copyright Rustlers on the Prairie? Perhaps in their purest form, university presses developed to respond to a specific need: … Continue reading

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Massimo Coppola’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Massimo Coppola’s “big explanation” for what happened at ISBN Edizioni is too little, too late … and too typical. In the end, Massimo Coppola, the publisher of the embattled (and, apparently, now officially defunct) Italian independent publisher, ISBN Edizioni, rolled … Continue reading

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ISBN Edizioni/Massimo Coppola – The web is blowing up over Italian publishers that don’t pay

A 14 May 2015 article (below) from the Italian magazine, L’Espresso, is just one of the scores of articles, blogs, tweets, Facebook posts, and other mentions over the last week of the secret everyone knows: Italian publishers tend to pay their translators badly … Continue reading

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Thousands of Translators Refuse to Sign Copyright-Rustling Petition – Don’t Want to Miss Opportunity to be Abused

Despite a two-month-long campaign, literally thousands of emails, scores of Facebook and Twitter posts, and the signatures of more than 750 of their colleagues, thousands of translators steadfastly continue to refuse to sign the No Peanuts! petition against copyright rustling or otherwise … Continue reading

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