Google Books And The Complexity Of Digitalization

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT) -- Recently, in a long-awaited decision, the Southern District of New York ruled against Google’s amended settlement agreement (ASA) with the Author’s Guild and other publishers.

This case had begun back in 2004 when Google had partnered with major university libraries in a plan to scan their library collections and make them available on the Internet. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Authors Guild had sued Google for copyright infringement the following year.

Originally lodged as a relatively straightforward copyright claim by authors and publishers...
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