Google's book scanning project is fair use, appeals court rules

Google's book scanning project constitutes fair use under U.S. copyright law, an appeals court confirmed Friday, ending a ten-year legal fight by the Authors Guild and other writers' groups to have it stopped. Google began working with libraries in 2004 to digitize their book collections, including works still protected under copyright, and makes snippets of the digital copies accessible through its Google Books search engine. Authors filed suit against Google in 2005, complaining that this breached their copyright, and also their right to license their works for search in digital form. Google defended its actions, saying that they constituted "fair use," one of the allowed exceptions to U.S. copyright law.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #google defended #copyright law #including works #authors guild #digital form

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Google's book scanning project is fair use, appeals court rules'


Check It Out with Andrew Richard Albanese: How the Google Books Case Could Change Fair Use On Campus

Perhaps the biggest question to come from Pierre Leval’s written opinion in the extraordinary case of Google Books, is how it might ripple into the day-to-day application of fair use in higher education. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #higher education #google books #biggest question


Appeals court dismisses infringement charges against Google, could create new industry

A federal appeals court in New York City dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit Friday filed against Mountain View-based Google Inc. alleging that the technology giant's program to create digital copies of books should not be allowed. The decision is a loss to the authors whose books are... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2015-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #technology giant


Will the Supreme Court Take Apple’s E-Book Appeal?

Apple attorneys confirmed that they will seek a Supreme Court review of the 2013 verdict finding the company liable for price-fixing, but it's no lock the court will hear the case. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #company liable #e-book appeal #supreme court


US court hears Authors Guild's Google appeal

Google’s effort to scan and digitize millions of library books violates copyright law and deprives authors of licensing fees, royalties and sales, a lawyer for the Authors Guild told an appeals court in New York yesterday (3rd December). The Authors Guild has taken its battle with Google over... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #judge ruled #circuit court #authors guild #licensing fees #appeals court


Appeals Court Reverses GSU Copyright Ruling

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday reversed a lower court’s fair use finding in the GSU e-reserves case. But as the dust settles, library supporters says the 129-page decision may not be the significant blow publishers had hoped for. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #library supporters #lower court


European court rules that libraries can digitize books

The European Union's highest court has ruled that libraries can digitize books without the permission of copyright holders. The court argues that libraries have the right to provide free information to the public and don't need to obtain licensing if they want to make books available to users... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #make books #copyright holders #european union #digitize books


EU court rules libraries can digitize books without permission

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that libraries have the right to digitize books and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals without first obtaining the publisher's permission. The decision rests on exceptions built... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digitize books


Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules

European libraries may digitize books and make them available at electronic reading points without first gaining consent of the copyright holder, the highest European Union court ruled Thursday.The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in a case in which the Technical University of... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news release #electronic textbooks #copyright holder #digitize books #technical university #european libraries


Apple Asks Judge to Send E-book Case to Appeals Court

Apple attorneys argue that sending the matter to the Second Circuit would “save judicial resources by potentially avoiding the need for a costly trial.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #appeals court


London Book Fair 2014: Goodbye Earls Court, Hello Olympia

You may know that the London Book Fair is moving for 2015 and beyond. But what you may not know is that its new home, the Olympia London, is pretty spectacular. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #olympia london


Judge rules against authors in Google Books copyright infringement case

Google's Books project, which has indexed millions of titles and made them available online, hasn't always been on completely solid legal footing. After all, Books operates without the permission of authors, which has understandably drawn some ire from copyright holders, not to mention other web ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #copyright holders #books project #judge rules


Google Wins a Round in Book-Scanning Suit

A federal appeals court on Monday threw out the approval of a class of authors in a long-running lawsuit against Google Inc. over its efforts to electronically scan millions of books from public and university libraries in order to make them available online. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #university libraries


US court throws out class-action status in Google books case, for now

A U.S. court has decided that the class-action designation of the copyright lawsuit brought against Google by the Authors Guild over the company's book-scanning project was "premature," and has returned the suit to a lower court for consideration of fair use issues.The Authors Guild filed its... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #move forward #class-action lawsuit #southern district #books online #book-scanning project #district court #lower court


US court backs Google book plans

A US federal appeals court has questioned the reasoning behind a class-action lawsuit against Google over its effort to digitise millions of books, suggesting that many authors could benefit from the project. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2013-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #class-action lawsuit


'E-books can't be resold', rules German court

A German court has ruled that digital books cannot be resold by purchasers. The German District... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digital books #german court


Google, publishers shelve book-scanning suit

Google and major book publishers have settled a lengthy legal battle over digital copyrights, but a bigger dispute still looms with thousands of authors who allege that Google is illegally profiting from their works. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2012-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Court lets Google appeal ebooks class status

Google has won the right to appeal the granting of class status to thousands of authors suing the search engine company over its ambitious plan to create the world's largest digital books library. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2012-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ambitious plan #class status


Authors Guild Sues Universities Over Google Book Scanning

The Authors Guild has sued five universities and a library partnership organization alleging copyright infringement over their use of certain digitized copies of... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digitized copies #authors guild


French Publishers Drop Lawsuits Against Google Book Scanning

Three French publishers have dropped lawsuits against Google alleging that the company infringed their copyright. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #french publishers


Google Books Bows to New Apple App Store Rules

The Google Books iOS app is now in line with Apple's newly enforced rules that ban links bypassing Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism, which means Apple can retain its 30 percent cut. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |