US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal

Google's goal of scanning millions of out-of-print books for online access has drawn the ire of authors and publishers for years. Today, a US appeals court ruled that the practice is in fact legal. Claims of infringement brought by the Authors Guil... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

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Penguin Books India pulps academic book on Hinduism in legal settlement

The Hindus: An Alternative History by Professor Wendy Doniger of the University of Chicago drew criticism from conservative Hindus and scholars for its orthodoxy and accuracyPenguin Books India has agreed to withdraw from sale all copies of a book that takes an unorthodox view of Hinduism, and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-08-03 18:28:20 UTC ]
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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

[ BBC World | 2021-05-26 10:59:05 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Court Appoints Hagens Berman Lead Counsel in Amazon E-book Price Fixing Case

In a brief order, judge Gregory Woods said the move, which is common in consumer class action cases, will bring "efficiency and economy" to what is "likely to be expensive and complicated litigation." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Dr. Seuss Books Ruled Last Week's Bestseller List

Fueled by huge gains for a host of Dr. Seuss titles as well as solid results for several new books, unit sales of print books soared 34.2% last week over the week ended March 8, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins donates 50,000 books to Covid-19 support projects

HarperCollins is donating 50,000 books to organisations supporting families during the Covid-19 crisis, including titles by Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-11 05:16:31 UTC ]
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Publisher cancels Sen. Josh Hawley's book over insurrection; Hawley responds 'we'll see you in court!'

Simon & Schuster canceled "The Tyranny of Big Tech" over the Missouri Republican's efforts to overturn election; Hawley threatens to sue. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-01-08 00:31:31 UTC ]
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‘Star Trek’ and Dr. Seuss Mash-Up Not Protected, Court Rules

The book, titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!”, hewed too closely to the original to be considered a parody under the “fair use” doctrine, a three-judge federal appeals panel declared. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-12-21 19:27:18 UTC ]
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Happy 10th Birthday, Google Play Books!

Reading books is for nerds, right? Well, that depends on your definition of "nerd," I suppose. While I must confess to not being a regular reader, I greatly admire those that are. Reading is surely a better way to spend time than mindlessly watching sports on TV -- something I am quite guilty of... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2020-12-09 18:41:58 UTC ]
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Vivendi loses legal ruling as Lagardère shareholder tussle intensifies

The Paris commercial court has rejected the demand by Vivendi SE and the UK's Amber Capital for Hachette Livre parent company Lagardère SCA to hold an early extraordinary shareholders meeting. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 11:42:49 UTC ]
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Faber publishers appeal to Women's Prize to 'revisit' new gender criteria rules

Faber associate publisher Louisa Joyner and publisher Alex Bowler have appealed to the Women's Prize to "revisit" its new rules around eligibility "to consider the lived experience of now excluded writers".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Court Rules the DoJ's Case Against Bolton Can Go Forward

A federal judge this week denied former national security adviser John Bolton’s motion to dismiss the government's case against him, finding that the government has presented sufficient evidence to support its claim that Bolton breached his confidentiality agreements by publishing his memoir... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Book Industry: Society of Authors’ Hardship Fund Renews Appeal for Donations

The UK's authors' union opens a new push for grassroots funding of small emergency grants needed by authors in the pandemic. The post UK Book Industry: Society of Authors’ Hardship Fund Renews Appeal for Donations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-10 14:09:22 UTC ]
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His Book Is a Bestseller, But John Bolton's Legal Fight Continues

John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' is a bestseller, but the author's legal fight against the government is not over. In a July 16 motion, the former U.S. National Security Adviser, who still faces an effort to seize his royalties, has asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Guildford Book Festival appeals for funds

The Guildford Book Festival is appealing for funds for the first time in its 31-year history, after learning the Covid-19 pandemic could make this October's edition its last. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-09 01:35:14 UTC ]
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Appeals Court Vacates Temporary Order Blocking Publication of Trump Niece's Tell-All

Judge Alan Scheinkman held that because Simon & Schuster is not a party to the confidentiality agreement at the heart of the case, they could not be restrained from going ahead with planned publication of Mary J. Trump's book without a full hearing of the facts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. judge rules John Bolton can publish book despite efforts by Trump administration to block it

A federal judge ruled Saturday that former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-06-20 14:56:06 UTC ]
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As IPA Backs Simon & Schuster on Bolton Book, Court Hearing Yields Little

A Friday afternoon court hearing on the Trump challenge to John Bolton's book produces no prior restraint, and Simon & Shuster thanks the International Publishers Association for its support. The post As IPA Backs Simon & Schuster on Bolton Book, Court Hearing Yields Little appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-19 21:17:52 UTC ]
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Publishers are suing the Internet Archive for scanning and distributing copies of their books.

On June 1st, a group of book publishers—Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House, all member companies of the Association of American Publishers—filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Internet Archive, whose “National Emergency... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-01 17:48:23 UTC ]
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