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US Authors Guild Loses In Court Against Google Books
2013-11-15 11:07:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Google Books and whether it constituted “fair use” is over, but whether the book is closed on the matter has yet to be determined. On Thursday Google Inc. won a dismissal in a long-running lawsuit by the US Authors Guild, which sued the search giant, alleging that its plans to create a digital library in essence amounted to copyright infringement. Google was able to defeat the legal action,...

Google Settles Copyright Infringement Suit
2012-10-04 21:13:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has announced today they´ve been able to strike a deal with the Association of American Publishers, ending a 7-year spat between the two. With this settlement, Google may have one more stone in place to build out their eBook service, Google Books. In 2005, the AAP, along with McGraw-Hill, Penguin USA, Simon & Schuster, Pearson Education and John Wiley, filed a lawsuit against Google for copyright infringement...

Google Copyright Case Delayed, For Now
2012-09-18 09:10:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A federal appeals court sided with Google on Monday when it ruled to delay a court challenge to the company´s plans to build a vast digital library. Judge Raymond J. Lohier Jr. of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan granted Google´s request to stay a lower court ruling while an appeals panel considers whether authors of the books should receive class status. The ruling further extends a copyright...

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2012-06-12 08:16:37

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com In Google's bid to create a digital book economy - way ahead of eBook publishers such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other creators of eBook readers - a few lawsuits cropped up in the U.S. and internationally. This week a settlement was reached with two French organizations: Society of Men Letters of France (SGDL) and the French Publishers' Association. Google said Monday it reached an agreement with the two parties, according to articles in Reuters...

Authors Sue U.S. Universities for Copyright Infringement
2011-09-14 04:59:18

  Five American universities participating in a program to digitize books are being sued by authors in the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia, claiming that they have obtained unauthorized scans of millions of copyright-protected manuscripts, various media outlets reported Tuesday. Telegraph reporter Nick Allen reports that the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, claims that the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, the University of California, Indiana...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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