Authors Target Libraries' Google Books Project In 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 8:24 PM EST) -- Authors on Monday continued a copyright battle at the Second Circuit, challenging a lower court’s ruling in favor of digital library HathiTrust and a group of state university libraries who had partnered with Google Inc. to digitize some 7 million books without the authors’ permission. 

The defendants’ mass digitization program in partnership with Google violates authors’ right over their books, the Authors Guild and others wrote in a brief filed before the federal appeals court. Their appeal challenges U.S. District Judge Howard Baer Jr.'s October ruling...
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