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Google argues Authors Guild does not have standing to bring book-scanning lawsuit

 |  May 3, 2012

Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments by Google to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild. The Authors Guild, along with the American Society of Media Photographers Inc., is suing Google over its book-scanning project. Google lawyer Darlene J. Durie argued that the Authors Guild did not have standing, and only the individual copyright owners could bring suit because of the different circumstances of ownership for each work.

Judge Chin is also considering the Authors Guild’s motion for class certification.

Full content: Washington Post


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