Google wins in court (again) as the Second Circuit of Appeals rules that its mass book digitization program qualifies as fair use. But Google is a commercial entity! And their files might get hacked! And their library partners are even more susceptible to copyright pirates than Google is! Yes, said the court, but. . .
The Authors Guild’s lawsuit against HathiTrust over the latter’s massive library of digitized print books has been dismissed by the Second Circuit Court. What does this mean for libraries, authors, and readers?
The emergence of the Authors Alliance is causing consternation among some members of the traditional publishing community, most notably the Authors Guild, which has already issued a sharply-worded critique. But what is the Alliance actually going to do? They’re not really saying.
Google wins an appeal on class status for the Authors Guild lawsuit. This decision may have far-reaching effects on the case and fair use principles.
AAP and Google have reached a confidential settlement over Google Books. But the larger Authors Guild case remains.
The Google Books Settlement actually hit its second roadblock this week. Here’s why, and where matter might go from here.
The Google Books Settlement hits a barrier. The implications of this will need to be sorted out over the coming days and weeks.
The Google Books Settlement has authors up in arms. I’m an author now, and I don’t know what they’re so upset about.