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TECH 19 Apr 2016 | 10:00 PM

Google wins long US court battle on book-scanning

Google’s massive book-scanning project cleared its final legal hurdle as the US Supreme Court denied an appeal contending it violates copyright law.

Technology 19 Apr 2016 | 3:48 AM

US top court rejects challenge to Google book-scanning project

The US Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge by a group of authors who contend that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library violates copyright law.

TECH 19 Oct 2015 | 1:13 PM

US appeals court backs Google’s book-scanning project

Google’s colossal project to digitise the world’s books does not violate copyright law, a US appeals court ruled, affirming a 2013 decision seen as a landmark for the digital era.

TECH 19 Oct 2015 | 11:43 AM

Google's book-scanning project legal

A US appeals court ruled that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue.

TECH 18 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM

Digital era hits income for writers: study

The digital era is cutting into income for book authors, making it more difficult to live off writing alone, a survey by the Authors Guild said.

TECH 15 Jul 2015 | 1:20 PM

Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe.

TECH 04 Dec 2014 | 12:48 PM

Google should pay authors for scanned books, US appeals court told

Google Inc's massive effort to scan millions of books for a digital library violates copyright law, illegally depriving authors of licensing fees, royalties and sales, a lawyer for a group of authors told a US appeals court.

TECH 14 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM

Hachette, Amazon end nasty feud with deal on book sales

Publisher Hachette and Amazon ended an acrimonious feud over online book sales that highlighted Amazon's market dominance and fuelled protests from leading authors like John Grisham and Stephen King.