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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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The Copyright Rustling Petition: What’s Your Excuse?

In the four weeks since No Peanuts! launched its campaign to raise awareness about the alarming number of translators who lose their copyrights to English-language translation publishers, those who refuse to sign the Copyright Rustling petition or support the campaign … Continue reading

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Copyright “Rustling” in English-Language Translation: How Translators Keep (and Lose) Rights to Their Work

A newly released report, Copyright “Rustling” in English-Language Translation: How Translators Keep (and Lose) Rights to Their Work—Data from Translations Published in 2014, reveals that translators in commercial English-language publishing lose copyright to their work more than one-third of the … Continue reading

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AmazonCrossing Will Meet European Translators in Frankfurt to Discuss Contract Disputes

 At issue, irregularities in terms and conditions of AmazonCrossing literary translation contracts Two years of united resistance by German, Italian, and French translators a decisive factor in persuading Amazon to meet Following two years of resistance and organizing by European translators’ associations in … Continue reading

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Giornalettismo on the “horrors” of Expo 2015’s English Translations

No Peanuts! and the Orrori da Gustare of Expo 2015’s “Foody” section are getting media attention in Italy. It’s about time! Aggiornato al 17 marzo 2014 ore 19:54 Gli incredibili orrori di traduzione in inglese sul sito dell’Expo 2015 fanno arrabbiare tutti di Stefania … Continue reading

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Marco Valsecchi azzecca in pieno: “Expo 2015 Stumbles Over English Translations”

Qualcuno, molto sommessamente, qualche dubbio l’aveva giĂ  sollevato ai tempi del lancio della campagna televisiva sulle reti Rai. Quel “Made by Italians”, presentato come una sorta di licenza poetica, poteva anche risultare chiaro al pubblico italiano al quale era rivolto lo spot. … Continue reading

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Meet Cretino! The Expo 2015 Italian-to-English Translator

No Peanutsistas! will recall our February 18, 2014 post “Expo 2015 in Milan – La gioia di stare al ribasso! [Expo 2015 in Milan – The Joy of Undercutting the Market!] in which No Peanuts! revealed the pitiful rates translation agencies … Continue reading

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Expo 2015 a Milano – La gioia di stare al ribasso! [in italiano]

Alla fine del 2015 a Milano arriva EXPO 2015, un’altra fantastica occasione per l’Italia per mettere sotto gli occhi di un pubblico internazionale quanto ha di meglio! PerchĂ© allora pensiamo giĂ  che sarĂ  un flop? In parte perchĂ© gli organizzatori … Continue reading

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Nominees for the April 2013 Translator’s Thistle/Cardo del Traduttore

In March, No Peanuts! launched The Translator’s Thistle/Il Cardo del Traduttore, a new initiative aimed at combatting the widespread phenomenon of the “invisible translator.” In specific, the Translator’s Thistle project hopes to call attention to a very bad habit of … Continue reading

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