A startup company trying to defend the legality of how it sends live TV programming to laptop computers, iPhones and other mobile devices encountered a skeptical appeals court panel on Friday.
Google and major book publishers have settled a lengthy legal battle over digital copyrights, but a bigger dispute still looms with thousands of authors who allege that Google is illegally profiting from their works.
A federal appeals judge agreed Monday to delay a court challenge to Google Inc.'s plans to create the world's largest digital library while an appeals panel considers whether authors should receive class status.
The federal judge presiding over challenges to Google Inc.'s plans to create the world's largest digital library has refused to delay the 7-year-old case while Google appeals his decision to grant authors class certification.
A judge presiding over challenges to Google Inc.'s plans to create the world's largest digital library says he will not delay the case while Google appeals his decision granting authors class certification.
A federal judge granted class certification to authors challenging Google Inc. over its plans for the world's largest digital library Thursday, finding it more sensible to have a single legal action than scores of individual lawsuits.
Google Inc. urged a judge Thursday to toss The Authors Guild and an organization representing photographers out of 6-year-old litigation over the future of the world's largest digital library, a move that would force authors and photographers to individually fight the online search engine giant.
Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google have bought themselves more time in their New York copyright case as they try to reach a new deal that could create the world's largest digital library.
Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge they were making progress in settlement talks but had agreed to proceed toward a trial of the 6-year-old copyright case on a slow track.
A judge warned lawyers for authors and publishers and Google Tuesday that he will decide whether snippets of books can be sold online without the permission of copyright holders if the sides do not settle their 6-year-old case soon with an agreement to create a massive online library.
Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff says he thinks the judge who sentenced him to 150 years in prison for his epic fraud was so beholden to mob psychology he's surprised his penalty wasn't a public stoning.
A judge in New York has agreed to give lawyers for Google and the book industry more time to decide how to proceed after he rejected their deal to create a massive online library.
As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw and pushy monopolist. It's different when the unflattering portrait is being drawn by a federal judge.
A federal judge in New York City has rejected a deal between Google Inc. and lawyers for authors and publishers to let the gigantic search engine make money presiding over the world's largest digital library.
A judge on Tuesday rejected a deal between Internet search leader Google and the book industry that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns and the need for involvement from Congress while acknowledging the potential benefit of putting literature in front of the masses.