Dienstag, 15. April 2014

Authors Guild legt Widerspruch ein

Late Friday afternoon (Anm.: am 11.04.2014), the Authors Guild filed its appeal in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, asking the appellate court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Google, while denying the Guild’s request for partial summary judgment. The suit stems from Google’s scanning of in-copyright books without permission of authors as part of its Library Project. In its appeal, the Guild hammers away on the fact that the Library Project was, at its a core, a commercial initiative by Google and not some altruistic plan to create a digital archive of literature. “Google must not be permitted to build its financial empire of the backs of authors,” the brief states (nach: Publishers Weekly vom 13.04.2014).

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