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Fair Use Copyright Ruling Stands For Google Books

Last month, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., the long-running copyright case involving Google’s Google Books project. The high court’s refusal to hear the case leaves in place the Second...more

Google is Reimagining Writing and Publishing (if the Supreme Court Will Let It)

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Google, or its parent company Alphabet, is the most valuable company in the world. It doesn't want for much and, least of all, for ambition and imagination. So its revolutionary Google Library project, to catalog and...more

Judge Leval Illuminates Google Books Fair Use Issues Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Defendant in Massive Copying Case

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Based on the defense of fair use, the Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Google in the decade-long copyright battle between an authors group and the Internet search giant. The lawsuit concerned Google’s right to...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2015

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Judge Leval Illuminates Google Books Fair Use Issues - Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Defendant in Massive Copying Case - Based on the defense of fair use, the Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment...more

When Copying is Not Copyright Infringement

by Weintraub Tobin on

A longstanding battle between Google and the authors of published books has been resolved (at least for now) in favor of Google. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has held that Google’s use of copyrighted books in its...more

Google Books and Fair Use: From Implausible to Inevitable?

A for-profit corporation scans millions of in-copyright books and permanently stores their full contents in its database, all without seeking permission or paying the books’ authors or publishers. Over ten years ago, when...more

Advertising Law - November 2015

Fantasy Sports Has a New Teammate: Nevada Gaming Commission - Nevada's Gaming Control Board announced that fantasy sports will be regulated like other forms of gambling, and ordered operators to halt operation in the...more

The Second Circuit Turns the Page on Plaintiffs’ Google Books Copyright Suit

by Reed Smith on

Another important copyright decision is in—this time from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. Plaintiffs—authors of copyright protected books—brought an action for infringement against Google,...more

The Final Chapter: Resolution of the Google Books Litigation

On Oct. 16, 2015, the 2nd Circuit issued an opinion that has finally closed the chapter on the Google Books saga. In Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc., the court held that the Google Books project is fair use rather than a...more

Second Circuit Holds That the Google Digital Books Project Is Protected Under the Fair Use Doctrine

by Reed Smith on

On October 16, the Second Circuit ruled that Google’s scanning of millions of books without the copyright holders’ permission, for use in its “Google Books” database, is permissible under the fair use doctrine. Google Books...more

Another Page in the Google Books Saga: Appeals Court Blesses Mass Digitization Project as Fair Use

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Those of us of a certain age (read: old) still recall standing in line at the bank of copy machines in the school library, quarters in hand, waiting to copy a few pages of a key piece of research found in the stacks. Those...more

Transforming Works: The Second Circuit Rules That the Google Library Project Digitization Is a Transformative Fair Use in Authors...

by BakerHostetler on

On October 16, 2015, the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling in Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc., 954 F. Supp. 2d 282 (S.D.N.Y. 2013), previously reported here, that Google’s digitization of complete...more

Second Circuit Affirms Fair Use in Google Books Decision

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Google's digitization of books for use in its Google Books and Google Books Library Project is not copyright infringement. The Court also ruled that providing a public...more

Top five shifts in Internet law in 2014

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Internet law is always changing. Here’s my impressionistic list of five of the most significant 2014 shifts affecting businesses that operate in the Internet space. David Letterman will be off the air soon, so I won’t follow...more

Second Circuit Hints At Possible Google Books Outcome In Finding HathiTrust Digital Library Project Protected As Fair Use

Earlier this week, the Second Circuit issued its ruling in the HathiTrust case, a potential precursor to the long-awaited resolution of the more prominent, and related, Google Books case. The decision upholds the district...more

Intellectual Property Year in Review

With the new year underway, we take a look back at some of the intellectual property-related highlights of 2013. Not only did the federal copyright and trademark agencies face a full-blown government shutdown this past year,...more

Google Books Is Fair Use and Provides “Significant Public Benefits” - Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Since 2004, the Google Books project has scanned over 20 million books and has provided digital copies of the books to participating libraries while also creating a searchable database of books. The Google Books database...more

US District Court rules in favour of Google in book-scanning dispute

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Google has been successful in the latest round of an eight-year copyright dispute with the US Authors Guild in relation to Google’s decision to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available on the...more

Advertising Law -- Dec 06, 2013

FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers - In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more

Google Prevails in the Latest Chapter of the Google Books Litigation

by BakerHostetler on

On November 15, Judge Chin of the Southern District of New York issued a long-awaited decision in the Google Books case, Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc. Google Books — the project through which Google provides access to...more

After Long Battle, Google Books Ruled “Fair Use”

When last we looked in on the Google Books dispute, the Second Circuit had overturned class certification in the suit, brought by the Authors Guild and multiple individual authors, on the basis that the District Court first...more

Implications for the Google Books Fair Use Ruling

There’s no question that Google’s massive book digitization project has enormous social benefits. Researchers and students are able to find and analyze relevant information more quickly than ever before, authors and...more

A New Page for Google Books

In 2004, Google announced a project that, at the time, seemed audacious: a universal library, searchable online. Book lovers rejoiced. “This is our chance to one-up the Greeks!” one archivist said (echoing what the rest of...more

How does the recent Google Books "fair use" decision impact owners of music, video, and other non-book content?

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JD Supra's new Law Matters series asks experts for their quick take on legal developments of the day, and how such matters affect people in their personal and professionals lives. Stay tuned for others...more

Google Wins Summary Judgment in Books Case - Full Copying to Make Search Snippets Available to End-Users Held Fair Use

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Round one of the long-fought Google Books case has ended in a summary judgment victory for defendant Google. The Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York held yesterday that Google’s copying, use,...more

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