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B&N Says Book Sample Downloads Don't Infringe Copyright

Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- Barnesandnoble.com LLC asked a New York federal court Thursday to toss out an e-book author’s copyright infringement suit, arguing it cannot be held responsible for readers downloading digital samples of a book to their e-reader or computer after it was removed from the bookseller’s website.

Louis K. Smith, author of the e-book “The Hardscrabble Zone,” alleges that Barnes & Noble violated his copyright by allowing users to download samples of the book after he ended his relationship with Barnes & Noble and asked them to remove his book from their store.

But in a motion for summary judgment filed Thursday, Barnes...

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June 5, 2012

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