Authors Guild To High Court: Google Books Ruling Misconstrues Fair Use

Mealey's (March 17, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a March 15 brief supporting its petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, The Authors Guild Inc. accuses Google Inc. of “historic infringement” by making “unauthorized digital reproductions of four million books in copyright” for its “Google Books” project, asserting that this was neither fair use nor necessary for the project (The Authors Guild Inc., et al. v. Google Inc., No. 15-849, U.S. Sup.).

(Reply brief available. Document #24-160421-001B.)

This case merits review by the high court, The Authors Guild says,...
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