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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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Appeals court breaks up class action in Google book-scanning suit

07/01, 4:04pm

The Authors Guild changing tactics, arguing fair use issues on Google suit

The Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York finally ruled today that the class formed by The Authors Guild against the Google book-scanning program was inappropriately certified by Judge Denny Chin, the judge overseeing the case. The overturning judgement ruled that the certification was made before deciding if the "fair use" defense allows Google to legally display snippets of books it has scanned.

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Google book scanning suit suspended pending appeal

09/17, 10:35pm

Challenge made to class-action status granted authors

An appeals court judge has temporarily halted trial court proceedings between Google and thousands of authors represented by The Authors Guild pending appeal of an order granting the group of authors class-status. The appeals court has given Google permission to challenge the May 31 decision by Judge Denny Chin to let the authors sue as a group rather than individually.

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Google wins right to appeal class-status in book scan suit

08/14, 7:35pm

Google: Fair use evaluation on each work needed

In a brief order issued by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, Google has won the right to appeal the granting of class status to authors affiliated with The Authors Guild suing over the multi-million dollar book scanning project. The hearing for the appeal has not been scheduled.

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