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Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case
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So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways …

Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’ Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’

On Thursday Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. At its core, Goodreads functioned as a social network for ardent readers. With this acquisition, Amazon has snatched up an independent network that …

Google Book Scanning Legal Saga Continues Google Book Scanning Legal Saga Continues

Last month, Google announced that after seven years of litigation, the company finally reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers regarding book scanning. The saga, however, is not over yet. On Friday, Google filed a brief in New …

Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case

For a quick update on the ongoing case between Google and the Authors Guild over Google Books, a judge granted a stay in the case on Tuesday, while the court reviews the recent decision to give authors the go ahead …

Author’s Guild Goes After Kindle
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Not everybody’s thrilled with Kindle 2, namely Roy Blount, Jr., author and president of the Author’s Guild. The last time we heard from the Author’s Guild, they were mighty upset about Google scanning and indexing library books. This time the objection is over the text-to-speech function Amazon included, which reads the downloaded book aloud.