Finding Google Books 'Transformative,' Judge Rejects Lawsuit
Also appearing for amicus in favor of a finding of fair use led by the American Library Association was Jonathan Band of Jonathan Band PLLC in Washington, D.C.
The plaintiffs are represented by Michael Boni, Joshua Snyder and John Sindoni of Boni & Zack in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; Edward Rosenthal and Jeremy Goldman of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz and Sanford Dumain of Milberg LLP.
Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild issued a statement saying the guild would appeal.
"This case presents a fundamental challenge to copyright that merits review by a higher court," Aiken said. "Google made unauthorized digital editions of nearly all of the world's valuable copyright-protected literature and profits from displaying those works. In our view, such mass digitalization and exploitation far exceeds the bounds of fair use defense."
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