Paul Aiken


Age: 56

executive director of the Authors Guild, which represents thousands of published authors who served for nearly 20 years from 1995 to 2014 as the organization confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties, and online selling, but who had criticized the alleged "predatory practices" of, worked to help writers bring out-of-print books back in circulation, called for higher e-book royalties, and testified before Congress about online piracy.

Cause of Death: Complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Born: January 31, 1959

Died: January 29, 2016

New York City, New York