Authors Org Blasts Google's Fair Use Shield In Copyright Row

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. and the Author's Guild traded shots in New York federal court Monday in their long-running class action dispute over the search giant's project to digitize millions of books, with each accusing the other of distorting the fair use doctrine.

The two sides are currently fighting over whether the doctrine allowed Google to scan countless books and then display “snippets” of them online. The plaintiffs had won class certification, but the Second Circuit ruled earlier this summer that the issue of fair use would have...
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