May 20, 2022

Authors Guild Files Opening Brief in HathiTrust Appeal

The brief became available yesterday. We’ve embedded a copy below. It’s also available here.

In-depth analysis/commentary about the filing plus links to all other documents in the case are available from Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School on his Laboratorium blog.

Authors Guild Brief in Appeal of HathiTrust Decision by LJ's infoDOCKET

Hat Tip: @grimmelm

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