All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Books’

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, “The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a …

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Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case

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 because it’s fair use, being how it’s “highly transformative”. It doesn’t hurt the original market for the material, he found, …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas And Other Peanuts Books Will Soon Be Available As eBooks

It’s almost Christmas which means that you’ve probably watched A Charlie Brown Christmas about 20 times already. It’s a holiday classic for sure, but the book isn’t half bad either. It and a number of other Peanuts printed works will soon be available on the digital devices you’ll undoubtedly get for Christmas. Peanuts Worldwide and Graphicly announced today that the …

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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 York, in an effort to prevent authors from suing with class action status, as the Authors Guild is reportedly still …

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“Herman Melville Books,” Rather Than “Moby-Dick,” Is Google’s Doodle Query

Update: They’ve actually changed the query to “herman melville books” rather than just “herman melville”. It still takes you to the Herman Melville Knowledge Graph results. You can still see Google.in has it pointing to “herman melville”. As previously reported, Google is running a doodle honoring author Herman Melville and the 161st anniversary of the original publish date of his …

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Herman Melville Gets The Google Doodle Treatment

Herman Melville, the author of Moby-Dick, is the subject of a new Google. Actually the book itself is really the subject, as a mouse-over indicates (not to mention the image itself), but if you click on the doodle, you’re taken to Google’s search results for the author. The day marks the 161st anniversary of the book’s publication. It was originally …

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Google And Publishers Reach Settlement After 7 Years

Google announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers, ending seven years of litigation over a copyright infringement suit filed in October of 2005. Google says the settlement acknowledges the “rights and interests of copyright-holders,” and that U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by …

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Check Out Google’s Actual Digital Bookshelf

Danny Sullivan posted some photos and video from Google’s New York office – the company’s second largest. While there are plenty of cool things to see, the library section is probably the highlight. This includes a reading area, which is hidden behind a bookshelf. There are print books available, but there is also a digital bookshelf, which lets you select …

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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 to sue Google. Interestingly, this comes just a couple weeks after Google was denied request for a stay. Jeff Roberts …

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Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit

Google has been denied a stay in its lawsuit over book scanning, which has been going on for about three quarters of a decade. Jeff John Roberts at PaidContent points to a court order from the Judge, discussing why it feels a stay would be unproductive. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said in the order, “On August 14, 2012, the …

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Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search

Google released its big list of 39 changes it made in May. One particularly interesting change deals with how Google handles results from the books it scans. The change says: Scoring and infrastructure improvements for Google Books pages in Universal Search.[launch codename “Utgo”, project codename “Indexing”] This launch transitions the billions of pages of scanned books to a unified serving and …

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Google: Don’t Let Us Make Imaginary Evils

There has historically been a lot of talk about whether or not Google is evil. The company brought this upon itself, by making “do no evil” a part of its public policies. Interestingly, the Google Book Search Twitter account tweeted the following this morning: Follow @googlebooks Google Book Search @googlebooks Don’t let us make imaginary evils, when you know we …

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