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Of the rest, one million were in copyright and in print, and five million were in copyright but out of print. In , a group of authors and publishers brought a major class-action lawsuit against Google for infringement on the copyrighted works. Google argued that it was preserving "orphaned works" — books still under copyright, but whose copyright holders could not be located.
The Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers separately sued Google in for its book project, citing "massive copyright infringement. The settlement received significant criticism on a wide variety of grounds, including antitrust, privacy, and inadequacy of the proposed classes of authors and publishers. The settlement was eventually rejected,  and the publishers settled with Google soon after.
The Authors Guild continued its case, and in their proposed class was certified. Google appealed that decision, with a number of amici asserting the inadequacy of the class , and the Second Circuit rejected the class certification in July , remanding the case to the District Court for consideration of Google's fair use defense. In Authors Guild filed another appeal against Google to be considered by the 2nd U. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
Google won the case unanimously based on the argument that they were not showing people the full texts but instead snippets, and they are not allowing people to illegally read the book. Authors Guild tried again in to appeal the decision and this time took their case to be considered by the Supreme Court. The case was rejected, leaving the Second Circuit's decision on the case intact, meaning that Google did not violate copyright laws.
Such clarification is important in the new digital age as it affects other scanning projects similar to Google. Other lawsuits followed the Authors Guild's lead.
In a German lawsuit, previously filed, was withdrawn. This is the first such lawsuit to be filed against Google in China. Google agreed on Nov 20 to provide a list of Chinese books it had scanned, but the company refused to admit having "infringed" copyright laws. In March , Thomas Rubin, associate general counsel for copyright, trademark, and trade secrets at Microsoft, accused Google of violating copyright law with their book search service.
Rubin specifically criticized Google's policy of freely copying any work until notified by the copyright holder to stop. Google licensing of public domain works is also an area of concern due to using of digital watermarking techniques with the books.
Some published works that are in the public domain, such as all works created by the U. Federal government , are still treated like other works under copyright, and therefore locked after From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is not to be confused with Google Cloud Print. This article is about Google's book search engine.
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