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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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021 Draws 889 Exhibitors

The fair's programming featured 229 sessions during the week, engaging 315 speakers and guests, their comments streamed from the show. The post Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021 Draws 889 Exhibitors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s 2021 Ragazzi Award Winners

The contest drew 1,577 entries from 41 countries. Seven nations are represented among the winners, the United Kingdom with two wins. The post Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s 2021 Ragazzi Award Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair’s 2021 International Excellence Awards Winners

The winners of the honors are to discuss their work in some of London Book Fair's all-digital programming on June 29. The post London Book Fair’s 2021 International Excellence Awards Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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British Council at the Online Book Fair 2021

London Book Fair is online this year. On 30 June, the focus falls on making words travel, with a programme addressing writers, translators, and the ways that books can travel across borders. The British Council is partnering with English PEN and the Literary Translation Centre on three free... Continue reading at British Council global

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Germany in the Spotlight at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Moving its full guest of honor program to 2022, Germany is at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair this year. The post Germany in the Spotlight at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Afshin Molavi at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: ‘West to East’

The Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute fellow speaks with Mina Al-Oraibi about pandemic-era dynamics in the Arab region. The post Afshin Molavi at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: ‘West to East’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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At Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: Salha Obaid on Fact and Fiction

The Emirati writer's fiction explores the rapid changes in her home country in recent decades, with factual research as a foundation. The post At Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: Salha Obaid on Fact and Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Author Tayari Jones on Timing at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The author speaks with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature director Ahlam Bolooki, asserting 'You don't have to write every day.' The post Author Tayari Jones on Timing at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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WhatsApp: Facebook-owned app goes to court over India privacy rules

WhatsApp says India's new digital media rules will violate the privacy of its users. Continue reading at BBC World

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At Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: ‘The Art of Translation’

Questions of fidelity to a text were among topics discussed by Marilyn Booth, Michael Cooperson, and Hamed Al Ghaithi. The post At Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: ‘The Art of Translation’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Top Arab-World Authors at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The cultural program at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, curated by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, features a strong roster of writers from the Arab world. (Sponsored) By Publishing Perspectives Staff s Publishing Perspectives readers will remember, the Emirates... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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As Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Opens, Publishers’ Stand Fees Are Waived

''Reflecting the value of generosity,' the book fair's administration announces an opening-day break for participating publishers. The post As Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Opens, Publishers’ Stand Fees Are Waived appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Expands Translation Grants for Exhibitors

Organizers have expanded the 'Spotlight on Rights' translation grants in 2021 in support for the book industry. The post Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Expands Translation Grants for Exhibitors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair: More Programming Details

The June digital edition of the trade show for younger readers' content outlines some of its plans for an expanding stretch on the calendar. The post Bologna Children’s Book Fair: More Programming Details appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair: Pandemic Issues Play Into Education Conference

London Book Fair's 'What Works?' education conference will take a series of looks at educational issues arising from the pandemic. The post London Book Fair: Pandemic Issues Play Into Education Conference appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair: The 2021 International Excellence Awards Shortlist

These awards include recognition for rights professionals, audiobook publishers, bookstores, educational learning resources, and more. The post London Book Fair: The 2021 International Excellence Awards Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair International Excellence Awards shortlists revealed

The shortlists for the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021 have been revealed, featuring 15 countries across five continents alongside nods for Hachette, Lantana and Springer Nature's inclusivity work in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Book Fair Announces Three-Week Format in June

Today naming themes set for six days in the latter part of June, London Book Fair also announces four conferences before Bologna. The post London Book Fair Announces Three-Week Format in June appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bloomsbury Acquires Two Book Projects by Alan Moore

Bloomsbury U.K. has acquired U.K. and North American rights to two book projects—a five volume fantasy series and a short story collection—from the celebrated comics writer and novelist Alan Moore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Reed Remains Uncertain Over Prospects for Book Fairs

The pandemic has "significantly impacted" the exhibition business, making the financial outlook for Reed Exhibitions uncertain, according to Reed parent company the RELX Group. Reed canceled the London Book Fair last week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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