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Google's triumph advances transformative use of copyrighted work

Author(s): 
Julie Ahrens
Publication Date: 
November 24, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

On Nov. 14, a New York federal court judge ruled to uphold Google’s ambitious project to scan and digitize millions of books from cooperating libraries into a massive, searchable online database. This was a victory not only for Google but also for the greater public good. Judge Denny Chin dismissed a copyright lawsuit brought by authors, finding that Google’s copying and indexing of more than 20 million books to create a new, highly useful search tool is protected by fair use. Read more » about Google's triumph advances transformative use of copyrighted work

Blame the NSA, not Facebook and Google: Column

Author(s): 
Marvin Ammori
Publication Date: 
November 22, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Cross-posted from USA Today.

Outrageous and possibly illegal. That's what Google's executive chairman called the latest chapter in the NSA saga – news that the NSA not only requests data from big tech and telecom companies, but also secretly hacks into their private lines. Yet, last week, seven privacy groups unmasked the real privacy villains in this story and filed a complaint against them with a federal agency. Read more » about Blame the NSA, not Facebook and Google: Column

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