November 14, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Thursday dismissed a class action lawsuit arising against Google over the company's unapproved scanning and uploading of copyrighted materials. The case revolved primarily around Google's Library Project, which uses ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday overturned a lower court decision that had allowed authors challenging Google's digital books project to sue as a group. Google has scanned more than 20 million books after partnering in 2004 with major libraries around the world, and ...[read more]
October 5, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) on Thursday announced a settlement over Google's book-scanning initiative. Authors and publishers have alleged that Google was illegally profiting off of their works by scanning more than 20 million books. One particularly contentious issue ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday suspended litigation between the Authors Guild and Google pending an appeal of a May ruling allowing a class action lawsuit over Google's book-scanning initiative. The court's order will halt the Guild's seven-year attempt to block Google ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday issued an order granting Google permission to appeal the grant of class action status to numerous authors who are suing the company over its book-scanning initiative. The order grants Google permission to challenge a decision by a federal ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Max Slater
Google called Friday for the dismissal of a class action lawsuit accusing the company of infringing upon authors' copyrighted works when it scanned books for its digital library. In a filing with the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Google argued that the plaintiffs in the ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 19, 2011 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Denny Chin declared that there would be additional time given for settlement negotiations in the case of The Authors Guid et al. v. Google Inc. The suit originated in 2005 when Google began to scan and catalog ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Google has reached a settlement with a group of French authors, ending a lawsuit challenging its book-scanning initiative, which displayed scanned images of select pages of books, according to a joint statement. The Societe des Gens de Lettres (SGDL) and Google reported Monday that they had " ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday granted class action status to numerous authors suing Google over its book-scanning initiative. Judge Denny Chin reasoned that the numerosity, commonality and typicality elements for Rule 23(a) of the Federal ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by Cody Harding
On October 28, 2008, Google, Inc. agreed to settle two copyright infringement lawsuits stemming from its book-scanning initiative, Google Books. The lawsuit was filed by the Author's Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which includes the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Penguin ...[read more]

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