Judge Certifies Class Action in Google Matter
- Friday, June 01, 2012
A New York federal judge on Thursday granted class-action certification to the lawsuit brought against Google for its efforts to electronically scan millions of books in public and university libraries and make them available online.
The ruling means that individual authors no longer have to sue Google individually over allegations of copyright violation. The next step in the case will focus on liability-was Google's scanning of copyrighted material fair use or not?
We will continue to provide updates as the case progresses.