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Supreme Court Rejects Google Books Appeal

from Publishers Weekly

At its conference, the Supreme Court declined to take up Authors Guild v. Google, effectively ending the case after more than a decade of litigation. As is customary, the high court did not comment (beyond noting that justice Kagan did not participate in the decision) and merely listed the case as denied for Certiorari. The decision was not unexpected. Legal observers had given the Authors Guild slim odds at winning a review, given that two separate appeals panels have unanimously affirmed that Google’s scanning and indexing of out-of-print books from library shelves was a fair use under U.S. copyright law. more

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