Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Supreme Court Will Not Hear Authors Guild's Appeal of Google Books Case
After at least three strikes (or more, depending upon how you count), the Authors Guild's decade-long case accusing Google of copyright infringement in their library book-scanning program has come to an end. In their conference last Friday, the Supreme Court denied the Guild's petition for a writ of certiorari. That leaves standing District Court Judge Denny Chin's original and unequivocal 2013 ruling that Google's scanning qualified as "fair use." Judge Chin's finding was unanimously upheld by a three-judge Second Circuit Court of Appeals panel in 2015.