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Authors Guild Brief in AG v Google Appeal

Authors Guild Brief in AG v Google Appeal

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Filed April 11, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals For Second Circuit
Court of Appeals Docket #: 13-4829

Originating Court Information:
District: 0208-1 : 05-cv-8136
Trial Judge: Denny Chin, U.S. District Judge
Date Filed:
09/20/2005
Date Order/Judgment:
Date NOA Filed:
12/10/2013
Date Order/Judgment:
12/23/2013
Filed April 11, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals For Second Circuit
Court of Appeals Docket #: 13-4829

Originating Court Information:
District: 0208-1 : 05-cv-8136
Trial Judge: Denny Chin, U.S. District Judge
Date Filed:
09/20/2005
Date Order/Judgment:
Date NOA Filed:
12/10/2013
Date Order/Judgment:
12/23/2013

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13-4829-cv
United States Court of Appeals
 for the
Second Circuit
THE AUTHORS GUILD, BETTY MILES, JIM BOUTON, JOSEPH GOULDEN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs-Appellants
, HERBERT MITGANG, DANIEL HOFFMAN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, PAUL DICKSON, THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, INC., PEARSON EDUCATION, INC., SIMON & SCHUSTER, INC., ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS, INC., CANADIAN STANDARD ASSOCIATION, JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs
, v. GOOGLE, INC.,
 Defendant-Appellee
.
 
 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
BRIEF AND SPECIAL APPENDIX FOR PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS (UN-SEALED REDACTED VERSION) 
F
RANKFURT
URNIT
LEIN
&
 
S
ELZ
,
 
P.C. 488 Madison Avenue, 10
th
 Floor  New York, New York 10022 (212)
 
980-0120  – 
 
and – J
ENNER
&
 
B
LOCK
1099 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20001 (202)
 
639-6000
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs-Appellants
Case: 13-4829 Document: 55 Page: 1 04/11/2014 1200323 110
 
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
The undersigned, counsel for Plaintiffs-Appellants, certifies that none of thePlaintiffs-Appellants have any parent corporation and no publicly-held corporationowns 10% or more of any of the Plaintiffs-Appellants’ stock.By: /s/ Edward H. RosenthalEdward H. RosenthalJeremy S. GoldmanAnna KadyshevichAndrew D. JacobsFRANKFURT KURNIT KLEIN & SELZ, P.C.488 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor  New York, New York 10022(212) 980-0120Paul M. SmithJENNER & BLOCK LLP1099 New York Avenue NW, Suite 900Washington, D.C. 20001(202) 639-6000
 Attorneys for Plaintiffs-Appellants
Case: 13-4829 Document: 55 Page: 2 04/11/2014 1200323 110
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................................................................iiiPRELIMINARY STATEMENT............................................................................ 1JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT....................................................................... 5STATEMENT OF ISSUES PRESENTED AND STANDARD OF REVIEW....... 6STATEMENT OF THE CASE.............................................................................. 6I. Google’s Digital Books Program................................................................. 7A. Google’s Licensed Partner Program......................................... 7B. Google’s Unlicensed Library Project ..................................... 81. Mass Digitization of Copyrighted Books....................... 82. Agreements with Library Partners.................................123. Google’s Overriding Commercial Purposes..................144. Impact on the AuthorsBooks ......................................15II. Procedural History..................................................................................... 17A. The Lawsuit............................................................................17B. Settlement History..................................................................18C. Class Certification ..................................................................20D. The Decision Below................................................................21SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ............................................................................21ARGUMENT........................................................................................................22I. THE DISTRICT COURT ERRED IN DETERMINING THAT THELIBRARY PROJECT MAKES FAIR USE OF THE AUTHORS’COPYRIGHT-PROTECTED BOOKS .......................................................22
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