Judge Chin dismisses Google Scanning Case – Publishers vow appeal

Judge Denny Chin yesterday dismissed the Authors Guild copyright infringement case against Google yesterdays after some eight years of protracted litigation. The opinion had the feeling of an obituary – it was chronological, straightforward, perfunctory but listed no place to send flowers to mourn a dying copyright era.  Of course, the publishers vowed to appeal but that also rings hollow after eight years, an eternity in our hyper-speed tech world, with many cheering the victory as a fait accompli.  Read more here 1cd726cc-00d2-46f9-b8a4-4caddbe58c23from the New York Times.

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