Google wins legal battle over book scanning final after eleven years

Apr

20

2016

The Supreme Court, the highest court of the United States, the case of an American writer federation against Google does not take into consideration. This continues the earlier judgment of the court stand and Google will win the legal battle that lasted eleven years.

The Authors Guild is disappointed in the decision of the Supreme Court. According to the writers’ union makes Google copyright infringement of four million books by scanning them and make searchable in the Google Books service.

The case of the League against Google began in 2005. The Authors Guild demanded a compensation of $ 750 for each scanned book. After eight years was the first ruling by a court in New York in 2013. Which ruled that the scanning of books and the internet make available parts of the text as Google does under fair use is.

According to the statement, the potential loss of income for beneficiaries would be in the case are too small. Moreover, it would offer the Google Books project benefits for society, making possible copyright infringement is justified. The Writers’ Union claims that Google has scanned books for commercial purposes and make a profit.

The Authors Guild filed an appeal, but in that case, which was the end of 2015, Google was right . The advocates of the authors tried by the Supreme Court to get a new statement, but they are not heard it. A list of events in the trial and related documents published by the Authors Guild.

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