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.
Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten!
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.