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'

[ Engadget | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Federal Appeals Court Declares Literacy a Constitutional Right

In a 2-1 ruling released on April 23, the court held that basic literacy is “implicit in the concept of ordered liberty,” and central to “the basic exercise of other fundamental rights,” including political participation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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High court rules AFP warrant for raid on News Corp journalist's home was invalid

Court quashed warrant but did not order federal police to destroy material, exposing Annika Smethurst and source to possible prosecutionThe News Corporation journalist Annika Smethurst has won a high court case challenging the legality of the police raid on her home seeking the source of leaked... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-15 00:35:17 UTC ]
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Your Guide To Free Google Books (And Its Limitations)

This is your guide to discovering free Google books and creating your own Google books library, with both classic and contemporary titles. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-13 10:34:51 UTC ]
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Scott Turow Finds the Thrilling Life, in Court and in Books

In the author's latest legal thriller, an aging lawyer angles for one more win before retirement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book of Lists: Accounting firms struggling to interpret new rules

In the Dec. 23 print edition of the Book of Lists, you’ll find hundreds of CEOs, presidents and other top executives listed alongside the organizations they run. Even more business leaders are... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-12-23 17:05:52 UTC ]
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The New York Times’ acclaimed “1619 Project” to become a series of books.

Random House announced today that they’ve acquired the rights to a series of books based on the New York Times Magazine’s extraordinarily popular “1619 Project,” which interrogates received perspectives on four centuries of slavery in America through essays, stories, histories, poems, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-20 13:52:40 UTC ]
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Tart steps up as publisher of Penguin Books US as Court retires

President and publisher of Penguin Books US Kathryn Court will retire later this year, PRH US has announced, with Brian Tart set to step up to the role in a series of staff changes.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-24 16:39:42 UTC ]
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Court to Retire, Tart Named to Head Penguin Books, Viking

Kathryn Court, president and publisher of Penguin Books, will retire at the end of the year after 42 years at the publishing house. She will be succeeded in January 2020 by Viking Books president Brian Tart, who will take on additional and concurrent responsibilities as president and publisher... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Legal Action Group to publish children’s book based on life of Lady Hale

Legal Action Group will publish a children's book based on the life of Supreme Court president Lady Hale next month.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A blind heroine rules this audio comic book written for a blind audience

Blind magician Chad Allen has entertained audiences for 20 years at Hollywood's Magic Castle. His latest trick: an audio comic book whose heroine does battle in Trump's America. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Chener Books modernises with Google digital revamp scheme

A 40-year-old independent bookshop in London has undergone a digital transformation after its owner signed up to a Google project which pairs young people with businesses. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 12:35:21 UTC ]
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How Google is rewriting the rules of ad auctions

Google is moving to a simpler online advertising model called “unified auctions,” but its adoption will be anything but simple for the publishers who rely on the internet giant’s technology to manage their ad inventory. In the coming months, Google is aiming to level the playing field for... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-28 07:00:00 UTC ]
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Elaine Kasket: ‘There is no digital rule book for grief’

The counselling psychologist and author of All the Ghosts in the Machine discusses one of the most contentious issues of our ageElaine Kasket is a counselling psychologist based in London. Her first book, All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age, examines the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Myanmar’s top court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the verdicts of two Pulitzer prize-winning journalists for Reuters who were jailed while reporting on the country’s violent suppression of Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have been imprisoned since December 2017 and are serving... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Mueller report isn’t just a legal document. It’s also the best book on the Trump White House so far.

Review of “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Brussels Book Fair’s Gregory Laurent: ‘Forward-Thinking Projects’

'Brussels is like a village and we want to create something more intimate, where contact can be direct, and partnerships can be built,' says the director of Brussels' 50-year-old book fair. The post Brussels Book Fair’s Gregory Laurent: ‘Forward-Thinking Projects’ appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Is That a Hand? Glitches Reveal Google Books' Human Scanners

Google Books exist in an intangible digital realm—one propped up by manual labor. Continue reading at Wired

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Publishers Applaud Appeals Court Opinion in ‘Capitol Records v. ReDigi’ Copyright Case

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules that resale of digital content as conceived by the startup ReDigi is a copyright infringement. The post Publishers Applaud Appeals Court Opinion in ‘Capitol Records v. ReDigi’ Copyright Case appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best photo book printing service: Cherish your memories in a DIY project

Online photo printing has disrupted the photography business, and now you can create your own custom photo book that will look at home on any coffee table. Before, you’d have to bring your film or SD card to a studio to turn your photos into a professional-looking photo book. But now you can... Continue reading at PC World

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