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The trade association for authors appeals a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the Web giant for scanning and digitizing millions of books without copyright holders' permission.
In its latest brief, the search giant argues that the matter should be decided on a per-book basis rather than as a whole.
Organization ready to move forward on Google Books lawsuit, according to its blog.
The finding is a major victory for Google and its efforts to show book excerpts in search results. The judge said of the project, "all society benefits."
The authors are asking for $3 billion in damages related to Google's digital books project, while Google is asking for class action status to be revoked.
Google's settlement with authors and publishers was agreed to by plaintiffs because they thought a legal victory would not necessarily end copyright infringement.
Search giant provider and writers end dispute over issue of publishing book snippets, allowing France to start electronic book sales.
Today's ruling says content creators can take the company to task over Google Books' scanning book practices.
The Authors Guild president dubs Amazon "Darth Vader," arguing in an op-ed that a trustbuster suit against Apple could lead to the demise of brick-and-mortar booksellers.
The CEO charms the Google faithful in an informal Q&A to wrap up the I/O keynote, but his answers cleverly complain about industry backstabbing while promising a utopia driven by tech.