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Authors Guild v Google: judges drop class action ruling 

3 July 2013

In the US Authors Guild’s lawsuit against Google’s book-scanning project, judges from the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals have dropped Judge Denny Chin’s 2012 ruling that granted the guild class action status,...

HathiTrust case dismissed; Judge rules ‘fair use’ 

17 October 2012

In the US, federal judge Harold Baer has dismissed the Authors Guild lawsuit against digital repository HathiTrust, ruling that HathiTrust’s book scanning project falls within ‘fair use’ exemptions of copyright...

Authors Guild and HathiTrust submit final briefs 

1 August 2012

Attorneys for both parties in the Authors Guild vs HathiTrust case questioned whether the mass-digitisation project was ‘fair use’ in their final briefs on motions for summary judgment. Since no...

Google Books case to proceed as a class action 

6 June 2012

In the US, judge Denny Chin has rejected Google’s motion to dismiss the Authors Guild as an associational plaintiff and has granted the Author’s Guild motion for class certification, clearing...