TribLIVE

| Business

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Court: No class-action status in Google book case

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

GOOG $887.88 +$7.51

at close on MONDAY

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A federal appeals court says it is too early for authors to be considered as a group in litigation challenging Google Inc.'s plan to create the world's largest digital library.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling on Monday that a judge must consider fair use issues before deciding whether to consider authors as a class. The court says neither side will be harmed by a delay in deciding whether the Authors Guild can represent all writers.

So far, Google has copied more than 20 million books. The three-judge appeals panel that heard arguments this year seemed reluctant to get in the way of the plans. One judge said it would be a “huge advantage” for many authors.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Pittsburgh unemployment rate steady as job market shrinks
  2. Sniffer lets PixController detect methane gas leaks
  3. Steelworkers union says ATI talks to resume
  4. Trib 30 takes bigger hit than Dow in August
  5. ModCloth gets physical
  6. Gasoline prices down nearly a dime in Pittsburgh area
  7. Popularity of emerging markets wanes
  8. Steelworkers union says ATI talks to resume
  9. Shale gas violations down as DEP steps up inspections
  10. Macy’s prepares outlet stores
  11. August stock markets marked by fierce, deep selling