Authors Guild to fight Google Books copyright suit ruling

Washington, Dec. 31: The trade association for authors has appealed to a U.S. judge’s decision to dismiss its lawsuit against Goggle for scanning and digitizing millions of books without copyright holders’ permission.

The Authors Guild had promised to appeal a federal judge’s decision to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Books.

According to CNET, the trade association that represents book authors has filed an appeal to the Second Circuit court.

The report said that the suit, which has dragged on for the last eight years, involves the Authors Guild alleging that Google’s scanning and digitizing of all or portions of books and publishing them on the Web in its Google Print Library Project was a ‘massive’ copyright infringement.

These texts are searchable on Google Books where the Web giant is also able to sell advertisements, the report added. (ANI)