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."
Web and iOS app Connu curates short stories from up-and-coming authors, with recommendations from some of today's best-selling writers.
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.
Described in a newly-published patent filing, the technology would enable an author to embed an autograph in the book's digital edition.
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.
Search giant provider and writers end dispute over issue of publishing book snippets, allowing France to start electronic book sales.
After Flame was exposed publicly and partially compromised, the malware's authors apparently retained enough control to make it almost disappear.
Two research papers on the hunt for the "God particle" pass muster with peers and yield an authors' list of Biblical proportions.
Today's ruling says content creators can take the company to task over Google Books' scanning book practices.
In its latest brief, the search giant argues that the matter should be decided on a per-book basis rather than as a whole.