Book Database Security Too Lax, Authors Tell 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A Google Inc.-backed project to digitize university libraries is vulnerable to Edward Snowden-style political piracy or other security lapses that threaten writers' copyrighted work, an attorney for the authors warned the Second Circuit on Wednesday in a courtroom packed with the project's blind supporters.

Edward H. Rosenthal of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, who represents the Authors Guild, said that the authors didn't oppose the database's search and index functions, which help the visually impaired to access them, but that they do worry about copyright...
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Case Title

Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 PROPERTY RIGHTS-Copyright

Date Filed

November 14, 2012

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