Google Asks 2nd Circ. To Ax Class In Book-Scanning Case

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 6:57 PM EST) -- A copyright suit over Google Inc.'s plan to digitize millions of books should not proceed as a class action because the court must decide whether Google's scanning of each individual book is fair use, the search giant recently told the Second Circuit.

In a brief filed Nov. 9 as it appeals a lower court's ruling granting class certification to a group of authors who claim the Google Books project violates copyright law, Google said its fair use defense means that the case is not appropriate for...
To view the full article, register now.