Tag Archives: Google Books Search settlement

Libraries comment on licensing proposal

Text in a book highlighted to feature copyright.

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), of which ALA is a member, filed comments on the U.S. Copyright Office’s proposal for a five-year pilot to test the efficacy of an extended collective licensing (ECL) model for the non-profit, educational use of protected works in mass digitization collections. The U.S. Copyright Office contemplates that full text access of digitized content eventually will ... Read More »

What impact will the Google Book Search saga have on copyright reform?

Librarians applauded when the U.S. District Court protected Google’s searchable book database in November of last year. In the dismissal of the case, the Court called Google Book Search a fair use under the copyright law. But is the case over, given that the Authors Guild has already filed an appeal? On Sunday, January 26, 2014, from 1:00-2:30p.m., Google Legal ... Read More »

Google Book Search Case Dismissed

Today marks yet another big victory for libraries in the courts. U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin has issued a judgment in Authors Guild v. Google, ruling in favor of Google and thereby dismissing the case. At issue is whether Google’s scanning of over 20 million copies of books, largely received from university libraries, to create a searchable database constitutes ... Read More »

Google Books Case Moves Forward

In U.S. District Court on Monday, Judge Denny Chin held a hearing on Authors Guild v. Google, another step in the long-running “Google Books” case. At issue is whether Google’s scanning of over 20 million copies of books, largely received from university libraries, to create a searchable database constitutes a fair use under copyright law. For a recap of how ... Read More »

Book scanning case set for trial while parties continue negotiations

Seeing limited progress in settlement negotiations, Judge Chin established a trial schedule for the Google Books case to begin in July 2012. All parties said they would continue negotiations while also preparing for trial. Chin suggested that the trial would concern the “snippets” issue, but both the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Author’s Guild did not agree, with attorneys for ... Read More »