Google wins 11-year copyright battle

Google wins 11-year copyright battle


Apr 20, 2016
The long pending case was finally over with the US Supreme Court ruling the case in favour of Google thus ending its 11-year legal battle with one authors group. The Court refused to hear an appeal from the Authors Guild, claiming that Google had breached the copyright laws by scanning books without permission. This process was started in 2004 for extracting searchable database and the case was started in 2005 by the Authors Guild. The Supreme Court’s judgement is the final ruling on the matter.These informations were used in Google’s database of books which lets people search through millions of titles and read passages and selected pages from them. While some of the books in the database are very old titles that are no longer protected by a copyright, millions of them are more recent publications. For this the Authors Guild had argued that this project undermined the authors’ ability to make money from their work. However Google claimed that its database was a “fair use” of protected works, describing it as “a card catalogue for the digital age”. Though this is a small win for Google the firm could have faced loss of billions of dollars in damages claims from authors in case it had lost the case.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger that records transactions across multiple computers. It ensures transparency, security, and immutability in data storage.
AR overlays digital information onto the real world through devices like smartphones or AR glasses, enhancing the user's perception of the environment.
IoT refers to the network of interconnected devices that communicate and share data. It enables smart homes, wearable tech, and efficient industrial processes.
AI involves creating computer systems capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. It includes machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision.
VR creates a simulated environment that users can interact with. It typically involves the use of VR headsets to provide an immersive experience.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and data from digital attacks. It includes measures like firewalls, antivirus software, and encryption.

Join our subscribers list to get the latest news and special offers.