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.
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."
Organization ready to move forward on Google Books lawsuit, according to its blog.
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.
Guild's director said big book publishers were pressuring Amazon to make changes to Kindle 2's text-to-speech feature. Publishers' contracts also prompted retailer to relent.
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.
Today's ruling says content creators can take the company to task over Google Books' scanning book practices.
Search giant provider and writers end dispute over issue of publishing book snippets, allowing France to start electronic book sales.