November 29, 2015

Copyright: Author’s Guild Files Notice of Appeal re: Google Decision

The Author’s Guild said they would appeal the decision soon after it was announced on November 14, 2013.  On December 23, they filed notice of the appeal with the U.S. District Court, Southern District Of New York.

From Publishers Weekly:

In a filing with the district court, the Authors Guild gave notice that it is appealing Judge Denny Chin’s to dismiss its copyright suit over Google’s library scanning program. There was no brief filed at this time, only a basic notice of appeal to the Second Circuit. But the filing makes good on the Authors Guild’s vow to file an appeal.


The appeal could be complicated by fact that the Second Circuit is already preparing to rule on a parallel case, the Authors Guild vs. HathiTrust. In that case, the Authors Guild sued a collective of Google’s library scanning partners, but, like Chin, Judge Harold Baer delivered an emphatic summary judgment ruling against the guild. And in a hearing in late October, the Appeals Court seemed likely to affirm that ruling.

Read the Complete PW Article

See Also:  Round One to Google: Judge Chin Finds Mass Book Digitization a Fair Use. Guild Plans Appeal (via Authors Guild; November 14, 2013)

See Also: Roundup: Google Prevails in Authors Guild Lawsuit, Summary Judgment Filed New York District Court (November 14, 2013)

Authors Guild v. Google Notice of Appeal

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