Sex Guide Writer Loses Appeal Against Google

Law360, New York (July 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Tuesday fended off an appeal filed against it by the author of an online book, “29 Reasons Not to be a Nice Guy,” who claimed the search company had infringed on his work when it created a search for USENET postings that linked to parts of his book.

USENET is a global system of online bulletin boards. Google purchased an archive of USENET postings dating back to 1981 in 2000, and implemented a search system that allowed users to search the archive using...
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