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 ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: E-books Go Global

One of the allures of ebooks for American publishers is the opportunity the format provides to sell titles to international markets, free of the costs of printing—and shipping—books overseas. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: BookMachine: A Meetup for Global Book Professionals

On Wednesday, September 25, six speakers in six different cities around the world gave related presentations loosely organized around the effects of the digital transition on publishing, entrepreneurship, and the power of collaboration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Göteborg Book Fair: Sweden’s Global Gathering of Book Lovers

Last week's Göteborg Book Fair offered an overview of and new insights into what's hot and what's next in Swedish literature and publishing. Saskia Vogel reports. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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High court rules Australian media companies can be liable for defamatory comments posted on Facebook pages

Decision rejecting appeal in Voller defamation case means companies will be likely to ban comments on more social media postsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingSome of Australia’s biggest media companies have lost a bid in the high court to escape liability for defamatory... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-08 03:33:03 UTC ]
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Warsaw Book Fair Returns in Physical Rendition, September 9 to 12

Using close to 100 exhibitor tents, the Warsaw Book Fair moves outdoors this month to make its return in an open-air setting. The post Warsaw Book Fair Returns in Physical Rendition, September 9 to 12 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-03 12:25:43 UTC ]
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Beijing International Book Fair Confirms New Dates: September 14 to 18

Having had an abrupt COVID-driven halt to its plan for a late-August opening, Beijing International Book Fair now runs in mid-September. The post Beijing International Book Fair Confirms New Dates: September 14 to 18 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-01 12:50:31 UTC ]
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Beijing International Book Fair rescheduled for September

The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has been rescheduled for later this month following its last-minute postponement last week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Emirates Publishers Association Sends Team to Ghana Book Fair

The UAE's Emirates Publishers Association met with key African publishing organizations at the Ghana International Book Fair last week. The post Emirates Publishers Association Sends Team to Ghana Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Wigtown Book Festival in £25k appeal to secure future

Wigtown Book Festival has launched a £25,000 fundraising appeal to help secure its future following the financial challenges of Covid-19.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Beijing International Book Fair: Pandemic Postponement

As the Chinese health authorities sort through recent outbreaks of the COVID-19 delta variant, Beijing's book fair is on hold. The post Beijing International Book Fair: Pandemic Postponement appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Beijing International Book Fair postponed at last minute owing to coronavirus

The Beijing International Book Fair has been postponed at the last minute owing to the spread of coronavirus in the city, causing difficulties for UK publishers due to exhibit. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PEN condemns court ruling to close Belarus centre

The Belarusian PEN Centre has been closed down following a ruling by the country's Supreme Court, leading to condemnation by leaders of the international writers' organisation.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Canadian Publishers: Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Is ‘Discouraging’

The Canadian publishing industry has been dealt yet another blow in its long-running dispute over copyright and fair use in education. The post Canadian Publishers: Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Is ‘Discouraging’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Self-censorship hits Hong Kong book fair in wake of national security law

Far fewer politically sensitive titles are on display in the first such event since Beijing imposed sweeping new regulations Booksellers at Hong Kong’s annual book fair are offering a reduced selection of books deemed politically sensitive, as they try to avoid violating a sweeping national... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The titles agencies expect to fly at the virtual London Book Fair

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From London Book Fair: European Booksellers on Brexit

The pandemic's effects on bookselling have been mingled with those of Brexit, as booksellers from Sweden and Ireland explain. The post From London Book Fair: European Booksellers on Brexit appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna Children's Book Fair: 'From Page to Screen'

A presentation titled "From Page to Screen" was one of the most popular programs at last week's virtual Bologna Children's Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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London Book Fair Announces Details of Its Digital Seminars

Normally the first annual major publishing trade show of the year, London Book Fair is the last to join its sister events online. The post London Book Fair Announces Details of Its Digital Seminars appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna Book Fair Names Its Children’s Publishers of the Year

The winners of this year's publishing-house awards are based in Tanzania, Switzerland, Iran, the United States, Colombia, and New Zealand. The post Bologna Book Fair Names Its Children’s Publishers of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Italy Published 7,289 Kids’ Titles in 2020

The Association of Italian Publishers participates in Monday's Bologna Book Plus conference and shares 2020 book publishing and rights sales data from Italy. The post Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Italy Published 7,289 Kids’ Titles in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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