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Judge tosses lawsuit against Google Books, says 'all society benefits'

11/14, 11:59am

Authors Guild arguments rejected by court

A US Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Google Books, rejecting the Authors Guild's allegations of copyright infringement. Judge Denny Chin sided with Google's argument that displaying small excerpts of scanned books in search results is protected by the fair-use doctrine.

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Library contribution to Google scanning declared 'fair use'

10/11, 11:00pm

Ruling casts long shadow over Google versus The Authors Guild case

The Authors Guild has been dealt a second blow in one week in its legal fight with Google over book scanning. Just days after Google settled with a group of publishers ending one aspect of the battle, Federal Judge Harold Baer of the Southern District of New York has ruled that libraries who have given Google books to scan are protected by the "fair use" doctrine in US copyright law.

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Google settles seven-year litigation over scanning books

10/04, 11:49am

Google, Association of American Publishers settle dispute, outline terms

Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) on Thursday revealed that their long-standing dispute over copyright infringement has been settled. The Google Books service was argued to be a violation of copyrights of the authors that wrote them. As part of the agreement, US publishers can choose to make available or remove their books or journals in the Google Library Project.

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Google pushes against class certification in Books lawsuit

02/09, 10:25pm

Individual authors drop away from suit

Google is continuing to fight the Authors Guild in a lawsuit aimed at Google Books. After asking the court to remove the Authors Guild from the case, the search giant has submitted another filing that argues against class certification that is necessary to push the case forward as a class action suit on behalf of all copyright owners.

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Google asks judge to toss non-rightsholders in Books lawsuit

12/23, 7:40pm

Google motions to clear book lawsuit of key agents

Google late Thursday put out a motion to toss associations from the publisher lawsuit targeting Google's proposal to get rights for Google Books. The search giant asked the judge to limit the lawsuit only to those who actually owned copyrights, ruling out groups like the Author's Guild as well as some individual authors and even photographers. The step would significantly limit the ability of the remaining groups to contest the case.

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Authors Guild pushes for class-action lawsuit against Google

12/13, 9:35pm

Move comes after negotiations fail to materialize

The Authors Guild has reportedly asked a New York federal court judge to certify the class of authors in a lawsuit against Google. The move is an essential step in transitioning toward a class-action lawsuit, which will push the longstanding dispute back into the courts after the search giant and trade group failed to reach a settlement agreement.

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Google Books updated for seven-inch tablets

10/06, 1:15pm

Update also allows instant "+1" approval

Google has released a new update for its Google Books app (free, Android Market). Key amongst the changes is better support for seven-inch tablets. Readers can also now give their +1 approval while reading a book.

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