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Monday April 18, 2016

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Google Books Case

It looks as though that Google Books copyright infringement case has finally come to an end with the U.S. Supreme Court refusing to hear the case. This means that the ruling of the lower courts stating that Google engaged in "fair use" of the writers’ works for its Google Books digital database will stand.

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a case examining whether Alphabet Inc. ’s Google engaged in copyright infringement when it scanned millions of books and made them searchable online, a final blow to authors who sued the company. The justices, in a brief written order, said they won’t take up an appeal by the Authors Guild and individual writers who argued Google engaged in copyright infringement "on an epic scale."