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Weekend Roundup: Reading Rainbow raises $6M. Google vs Kobo

By Joanna Cabot
July 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

HM Ward on Literary Agents and the Indie Author Industry (GoodeReader) Even though the “indie author revolution” and self-publishing as a valid form of content distribution are currently enjoying [...]

Appeals court rules HathiTrust book scanning is fair use

By Chris Meadows
June 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

Ars Technica reports that the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the HathiTrust case, the legal sibling to the Google Books lawsuit. HathiTrust is the organization of university libraries that [...]

New author advocacy group Authors Alliance seeks to counterbalance Authors Guild on fair use issues

By Chris Meadows
May 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

A group of writers and copyright experts concerned over Authors Guild overreach has formed its own new author advocacy group, the Authors Alliance, to advocate in favor of fair use of works. [...]

In Google Books appeal, Authors Guild decries Google’s impact on Amazon sales

By Chris Meadows
April 12, 2014 // 5 Comments

The Authors Guild is appealing Google’s November fair use win in its Google Book scanning case. The Guild says that Google is “yanking readers out of online bookstores” and stifling online [...]

Morning Links: Self-publishing is going to get bigger. Using samples for discoverability and more

By Joanna Cabot
March 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Business Rusch: Samples (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) I write a lot of short stories. I love them, which is one reason I write them. I also write short stories as a means to world-build my novels. *** [...]

Morning Roundup: Getting the Most Out Of New eReaders, Google Books Appeal Filed

By libertyc
December 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

How to Get the Most Out of Your New eReader (GoodeReader) Today, we look at some of the great websites out there to aid you in your literary endeavors and look at some cool services that will get you [...]

Morning Roundup: Retina iPad Mini vs iPad Air, Google Book Scanning Decision is Correct and more

By libertyc
November 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Whatever You Think of Google as a Company, The Book Scanning Decision is the Right One (GigaOM) The Authors Guild has argued that Google’s book-scanning project is copyright infringement on a [...]

Judge Chin dismisses suit over Google Books mass scanning as fair use, setting stage for appeal

By libertyc
November 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

Juli already mentioned the big news of the day: Google has prevailed in the Authors Guild’s copyright case against it for scanning millions of books for its Google Books project. Judge Chin [...]

Judge Dismisses Authors' Case Against Google Books

By libertyc
November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Well, the lengthy legal battle over Google Books may be coming to a close. According to cNet, U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in New York rejected authors’ arguments against digitizing books [...]

Android defragmentation via Google Play Services: Implications for e-books?

By libertyc
September 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

An excellent post by  Ron Amadeo on Ars Technica encapsulates Google’s changes to software upgrade procedures and rollouts of new generations of Android. Amadeo’s thesis—and while [...]

Google makes case for Google Books scanning as ‘transformative’ fair use

By libertyc
August 28, 2013 // 14 Comments

Is Google’s book scanning practice “transformative”? Google argues that it is, the Authors Guild argues that it isn’t, This could be an important part of determining whether Google scanning [...]

Book Review: Yesterday's Classics E-Book Collection

By libertyc
August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s my last week of summer vacation, and I’ll be spending it planning for the coming school year. I have been delighted to find a growing niche of publishers that are targeting the [...]

'Undownloading' — the New Geographical Restriction?

By libertyc
August 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

From Techdirt comes this upsetting but not terribly surprising story about a Georgetown professor who downloaded a Google Books update while travelling, and then had it ‘undownload’ his [...]

Google appeals class action certification in Google Books case

By libertyc
November 12, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Google Books lawsuit proceeds apace. paidContent and CNet report that, in Google’s latest filing, the search giant is appealing the court’s decision to certify class action status for the [...]

Google files motion for summary judgment, insists Google Books is fair use, has not harmed any book sales

By libertyc
July 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

PaidContent has a copy of Google’s motion for summary judgment, and a summary of what it says. Google makes the case that its scanning of all those copyrighted books qualifies as fair use, and [...]

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