Before the Court are the parties' cross-motions forsummary judgment with respect to Google's defense of fair useunder § 107 of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 107. For thereasons set forth below, Goggle's motion for summary judgment isgranted and plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment isdenied. Accordingly, judgment will be entered in favor of Googledismissing the case.
BACKGROUND A.The Facts
For purposes of this motion, the facts are not indispute. (See 9/23/13 Tr. 10-11, 15, 25-28 (Doc. No. 1086)).
They are summarized as follows:
Plaintiff Jim Bouton, the former pitcher for the NewYork Yankees, is the legal or beneficial owner of the U.S.copyright in the book Ball Four. Plaintiff Betty Miles is thelegal or beneficial owner of the U.S. copyright in the book TheTrouble with Thirteen. Plaintiff Joseph Goulden is the legal orbeneficial owner of the U.S. copyright in the book The When pressed at oral argument to identify any factual
issues that would preclude the award of summary judgment,plaintiffs' counsel was unable to do so. (Id. at 25-26).-2-