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'

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Lessons from Powell's Books

Just one week before Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., laid off 31 employees, or 7% of its workforce, a move that followed downsizing the staff through attrition in 2010. While the situation at Powell's is not dire, unlike that of the nation's... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Room top pick in spring TV Book Club

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 08:51 Emma Donoghue's Room (Picador) has added another accolade to its Man Booker shortlisting and Orange-longlisting after receiving the vote of "TV Book Club" viewers as their favourite spring read of the 10 titles. The second most... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers "buoyant" at Bologna fair

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 01/04/2011 - 14:45 An upbeat Bologna Book Fair this week saw a strong US presence and a notable upturn from the past two cautious years, with publishers willing to buy, albeit selectively. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Alex and Aki's Ideas in Food: A new book brings technological cuisine within reach of the everyday cook.

As you may have heard, the cookbook sensation of the season, if not the decade, is Modernist Cuisine, a six-volume magnum opus on contemporary cooking principles that will set you back roughly $500. Self-published by Nathan Myhrvold—the genius founder of Microsoft's research division,... Continue reading at Slate

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"Forensic and furious" books up for Orwell Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 09:00 Titles on feminism, New Labour and the life and times of Christopher Hitchens have been longlisted for the 2011 Orwell Prize for political writing. The announcement was made at an event on Wednesday [30th March]. Eighteen titles... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Beautiful Books buys Waugh biography

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 15:30 Beautiful Books has acquired an “inquisitive” biography of Brideshead Revisited author Evelyn Waugh. Evelyn! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love by Duncan McLaren is lined up for hardback and ebook publication on 26th September.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Taschen's First 3D Books Are Big

Always adventurous publisher Taschen is launching its first line of 3D books, and, as you’d expect from a house known for its outsize books--and subjects--the first Taschen books getting the 3D treatment are Taschen’s Big Body Parts series: The Big Penis Book and The Big Book of Breasts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Eason to inject €20m into book chain as part of resructure

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 09:36 Eason is pumping €20m into the company over the next three years, at the same time as embarking on trade union talks over a restructure that will likely include some job losses. The Irish bookselling chain announced to staff... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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TV Book Club titles take £3m through the tills

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Eason to inject €20m into book chain as part of restructure

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Print book sales continue to fall

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Desmond's magazine sale called Project Odyssey

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The Google Settlement Rejection: What Comes Next?

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"Bold" Bloomsbury book wins Hessell-Tiltman history prize

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Media Decoder: Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's

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Mainstream, J R Books and Pan to rush Elizabeth Taylor titles

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Printed book sales slump to new 2011 low

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Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 16:31 The Japanese earthquake and tsunami has caused the worst disruption to the Japanese book industry since the Second World War, the president of the Japanese Publishers Association has said. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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