January 19, 2022

Roundup: Google Books (GBS): Authors Win Class Status Over Google Digital Books

From Professor James Grimmelmann (via The Laboratorium): Today, Judge Chin handed the Authors Guild a big procedural win. He issued an opinion that allowed the Guild to represent its members in the lawsuit, and then went on to certify a class consisting not just of the members but of all authors whose books Google scanned. […]

Judge Denny Chin on Google Books: “It Does Not Seem Those Negotiations Have Gone Anywhere”

From Managing Intellectual Property: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge said he was told by conference organisers [Fordham IP China Conference] to talk about three things: the languishing Google Books litigation he has presided over since 2005, cloud computing and his recent trip to China. Of the Google Books case, Chin said simply: “It […]

Article: "One Google Books To Rule Them All?"

A review of the entire Google Books story by Maria Bustillos at The Awl. Two people who we mention often on INFOdocket, Professor James Grimmelmann and Peter Brantley are mentioned and/or quoted in the piece. Direct to “One Google Books To Rule Them All?” See Also: Two More Recently Posted GBS Articles: “Copyright and Research […]

New Full Text Article: "Copyright and Research in Google Book Search"

Title: “Copyright and Research in Google Book Search” (4 pages; PDF) by Benjamin J. Keele Source: Virginia Lawyer (October 2011, Vol. 60) (via SSRN) Abstract: Many researchers – even trained professionals – often use the Google search engine to begin searches for information. Google’s many products enable researchers to search public websites, scholarly articles, and […]

Conference Paper: "The Song of the Sirens: Google Book's Project and Copyright in a Digital Age"

Title: The Song of the Sirens: Google Book’s Project and Copyright in a Digital Age (15 Pages; PDF) Working Paper Version Authors: Clarice Castro Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Catholic University of Pernambuco Ruy De Queiroz Federal University of Pernambuco Source: SSRN Presented at: A Decade In Internet Time: OII Symposium On The Dynamics Of The […]

"Google Books Settlement, 2008-201" by James Grimmelmann

A new post by the leading Google Books legal scholar, James Grimmelmann, a professor at the New York Law School.  A must read for anyone interested in the many legal issues surrounding the Google Books case and settlement. Direct to Grimmelmann’s Post on His Laboritorium Blog. See Also: More Google Books Legal Material (Documents, Commentary, […]