Jul 30 2012
In its motion for Summary Judgment in the Authors Guild vs. Google, filed on July 27, Google attorneys argue that its keyword searchable index of books scanned from library shelves "passes with ease" the ultimate test of fair use, because it provides "enormous transformative benefit" to the public, without "reducing the value" of any authors' work.
Google's 46-page brief sticks to two major arguments: supporting its fair use defense, and attacking the Authors Guild claim that Google illegally "distributed" copies back to participating libraries. And, on both counts, Google attorneys suggest, the case isn't even close.
Responses to the motions for Summary Judgment are due August 24, with replies to the responses due September 17. Barring a delay, or a win at the Summary Judgment stage, oral arguments are set to begin October 9.
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flare set in Savannah
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.