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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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2011-03-23 06:29:14

Google Inc's plans to bring an immense library to the Internet has been dealt a major setback by a US judge on Tuesday, rejecting a settlement with authors and publishers over Google's digital book-scanning project. In a 48-page ruling given 13 months after parties stated their cases in court, US District Court Judge Denny Chin said the proposed deal "is not fair, adequate and reasonable." "While the digitization of books and the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many,...

2011-03-22 16:39:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised Federal Judge Denny Chin today for rejecting the Google Books settlement and added that Google should finally learn it cannot usurp and exploit other people's work and information without first asking permission. The decision also raised serious antitrust issues, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group noted. Judge Chin ruled that the agreement would "grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books,...

2011-03-22 16:07:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Federal District Court's rejection of the Google Book Settlement is a victory for the public interest and for competition in the literary and Internet ecosystems. The U.S. Department of Justice and the State Attorneys General who fought to protect consumers and competition should be applauded. Judge Denny Chin's reasoned and thoughtful analysis was worth the wait. In his decision, Judge Chin confirmed that the...

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2010-03-22 15:05:00

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of judges to be able to use an Internet search to confirm an intuition about a matter of common knowledge, according to a recent Reuters report. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York's ruling could encourage more Internet use by judges. The case was brought about by an Internet search performed by U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to fill a vacant seat on the Second Circuit. Prosecutors alleged...

2010-02-04 18:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised the U.S. Department of Justice today for opposing the amended Google Books Settlement. The DOJ said that while there were improvements in the amended settlement, problems with class certification, copyright and antitrust issues remained. "Google offered only minimal amendments to its original flawed deal and the key problems remain. The Department of Justice should be commended for standing firm in opposing...

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2009-11-21 07:36:45

The judge overseeing the Google Books case has laid out the schedule for the second round of the final approval process, at the same time granting preliminary approval of the revised deal. Like before, opponents of Google's settlement with groups representing authors and publishers will have a comment period in which to file objections, and books rights holders who want to preserve their ability to sue Google for scanning their books will have an opt-out deadline. The final hearing is set for...

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2009-10-07 15:57:32

A federal judge in New York set a November 9th deadline on Wednesday for Google and representatives of U.S. authors to submit a renegotiated settlement that would clear the way for millions of out-of-print books to be published online. Although many have praised Google's plan to provide broad access to the books, others have criticized the plan based on antitrust, copyright and privacy grounds. The settlement is an attempt to resolve a 2005 lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild and others...

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2009-09-25 12:40:00

A US district judge decided Thursday to delay a fairness hearing on a settlement that would allow Google to sell digital copies of millions of copyrighted out-of-print books online. US District Court Judge Denny Chin agreed with a request from the US Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers to postpone the October 7 hearing. "Under all the circumstances, it makes no sense to conduct a hearing on the fairness and reasonableness of the current settlement agreement, as it does...

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2009-09-23 12:49:05

Google's $125 million settlement of a lawsuit that would give them the digital rights to millions of out-of-print books will be renegotiated after the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that the deal probably violates antitrust law, The Associated Press reported. Google representatives and lawyers for The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and other plaintiffs met with senior Justice Department officials last Thursday and agreed to work with the government to resolve...