Writer's Escalated Copyright Case against Google to Supreme CourtAdded: Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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The US Authors Guild continues its attempts to hold Google repsonsible for its digitization of millions of copyrighted books. A decade ago, when the tech giant first began to digitize books without permission, the Guild launched a lawsuit, which was finally dismissed in 2013. The court decided that Google’s scanning of the books and making “snippets” of text available to public constituted fair use. The judge claimed that Google Books actually provided significant public benefits.
The Authors Guild appealed the decision in the US court of appeals for the second circuit, but lost again in October 2015. Now the body asks the supreme court to hear its case. The petition is backed by a group of writers, publishers and copyright agencies. They all claim that copyright protection was included in the constitution in order to reward authors and encourage them to continue writing, while the fair use provision can’t allow a wealthy commercial company to digitize millions of works and to cut off authors’ licensing of their rights. In fact, Google Books draws people repeatedly to new searches, so it can be said that Google created a vehicle for creating new, ad-supported web pages that would boost its advertising revenue.
Some publishers, the Society of Journalists and Authors, the Copyright Alliance and the Copyright Clearance Centre also back the appeal of the US Authors Guild. This allows to conclude that the problem is critical to the future of fair use under copyright legislation, if not the entire future of publishing and authorship. The Authors Guild said that the supreme court would decide in the next few months whether it would hear the case or not.
Saturday, February 13th, 2016
|posted by (2016-02-16 22:52:46)|
|Their claim that their 'works' are protected under the ( US ) constitution is false.|
There is NO such amendment or protection.
BUT there IS freedom of speech ( 1st Amendment ).
Its all about greed as usual....
USC is NOT constitutional protection.
IMHO all copyrights should expire no more than 3 years after inception. And no extensions for any reason.
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