Google calls for dismissal of case by Authors Guild claiming copyright breach
Google has retaken the offensive against thousands of authors who claimed it copied their works without permission, urging the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit arising from its ambitious plan to build the world’s largest digital book library.
The request yesterday by the world’s largest search engine company followed a federal judge’s March 2011 rejection of a sweeping $125 million settlement of the now seven-year-old case.
Talks to revive an accord later broke down. Google has posted snippets of more than 4 million books since agreeing with large research libraries to digitise current and out-of-print works for its website. – (Reuters)