books shelf.jpgIPNews® – A New York federal judge on Wednesday shut down the Authors Guild’s copyright infringement lawsuit against the HathiTrust over its book scanning and digitization project, ruling that the project constitutes fair use.

The HathiTrust, a group of researchers and academic institutions, is embarking on a massive preservation project to digitize the contents of

books-stack.jpgSan Diego – Published authors from the United States, Britain, Australia, and Canada are suing five American universities for allegedly “engaging in one of the largest copyright infringements in history.”  The writers claim that the universities planned to digitize out of print books and provide them online to students.

The Authors Guild and the Australian