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Authors Guild v. Google Ruling: An Expansive View of Fair Use

David Chavern | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
David Chavern

The Supreme Court's recent decision to deny review of the Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. ruling was a blow not just to the suit's plaintiffs in the book industry but to all of us in the business of writing and publishing content.

Google's Massive Book-Scanning Project Is Legal, U.S. Court Rules

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violat...

PHOTOS: Google Fingers Revealed In New EBook

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

Forget Google Glass. A new ebook has come out featuring Google Fingers. Or rather, the scanned fingers of Google Books employees, released under the g...

Sundance Review: 'Google and the World Brain'

Turnstyle | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

By Lucas McNelly There's a killer moment in Ben Lewis' fascinating documentary Google and the World Brain where the filmmakers, after traveling to t...

WATCH: Is Google Books A Bad Idea?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Is Google's scanning of millions of the world's books a good thing or a bad thing? The subject of several lawsuits, it promises to make available i...

The Art Of Google Books Mistakes

Krissy Wilson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books
Krissy Wilson

Google Books is more than a bag of words. It's full of anomalies -- digital and analog signs of use. Search through texts in the public domain and you'll find all kinds of distortion, color changes, misplaced autolinks, and, frequently, the hands of an employee.

How Will We Read: In Public Libraries?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.21.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Libraries across the United States need our help as they are being closed or having significant cuts made to their budgets.

Guess Who Harry Potter Is Teaming Up With Now

Posted 09.19.2011 | Books

Today, Google Books announced that they will be teaming up with JK Rowling’s highly anticipated website Pottermore this fall. By joining forces ...

Penelope Lively: 'eBooks For Bloodless Nerds'

Telegraph | Anita Singh | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

According to Penelope Lively, 78, the Booker Prize-winning author, e-books are for "bloodless nerds". She said that Kindles and other devices to which...

'Classy' Google eBooks Reader Debuts

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

The iriver Story HD, the first ereader device featuring integration with Google eBooks, will be available in the United States exclusively at Target o...

The New Hottest Spot For An Author On A Book Tour | KATHARINE MIESZKOWSKI | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

For authors and other creative professionals, an appearance at the Googleplex, the company's sprawling complex of office buildings, is good business -...

Future Of Google Digital Library Remains Uncertain | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

It was a glittering dream: A vast worldwide digital library, tens of millions of books all in one easily accessible place . . . named Google....

New York Review: 6 Reasons Google Books Failed

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books

Judge Denny Chin’s opinion in rejecting the settlement between Google and the authors and publishers who sued it for infringement of their copyright...

Google Books Case May Go To Congress | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that a judge has curtailed Google’s ambitions to create a giant digital bookstore and library, the company is left with few ap...

Watch Out: Pitfalls Of eBook Buying

PCWorld | Melissa J. Perenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Easy downloads and convenient storage are the chief lures of a virtual library, but ownership has some irritating downsides that require your attentio...

Google Books App | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Competing directly against Apple's own iBooks application, as well as apps for popular book readers (such as Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook),...

Google eBooks Takes Cue From Twitter With 'Whale Fail'

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On its newly launched eBook service, Google featured an error page with a picture of a sailor and a whale with text that reads: "Whale Fail. Google Bo...

Will Google eBook Venture Level The Playing Field? | Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As president of the independent American Booksellers Association, Tucker has been working with Google on its Google Editions initiative for the past t...

Why a Google-Groupon Deal Makes Sense

Edward Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Lee

The internet is abuzz with rumors of Google's bid to buy Groupon, the Chicago-based startup company. Google's multi-billion dollar offer, though pricey, makes a lot of sense for the search giant.

Embargoed Jimmy Carter Book Appears Briefly On Google Books

Political Bookworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jimmy Carter's "White House Diary," embargoed by its publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux until its release on Monday, had a brief ride on Google books...

There Are 129,864,880 Books In The World, Says Google

Inside Google Books | Leonid Taycher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When you are part of a company that is trying to digitize all the books in the world, the first question you often get is: "Just how many books are ou...

Google Ancient Places: Google Books And Google Earth Combine For Research Resource

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Google-backed research project is to map out the relationship between location and literature, visualising works related to a specific era or place ...

British Publishers On What They Want From The New Government

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The new government must push further on a range of issues from digital piracy to VAT, regardless of who holds the keys to 10 ­Downing Street, key fig...

Better Than iBooks Or Amazon? Google Editions Makes Your eBook Library Accessible From Any Device

ZDNet | Christopher Dawson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

Google Editions has been on my radar for a while now, primarily for its potential applications to educational technology. After all, while the Kindle ...

Google Editions To Launch In Early Summer: Google To Begin Selling Digital Books

Wall Street Journal | JESSICA E. VASCELLARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google Inc. will begin selling digital books in late June or July, a company representative said Tuesday, setting off a three-way battle between the I...