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Authors Guild v. Google – Court Certifies Class Action, Denies Google’s Motion to Dismiss

Authors Guild v. Google class action Several authors’ rights groups brought this action in 2005 over the Library Project, through which Google is scanning millions of books from university libraries and making “snippets” of these books available through Google searches. The parties had reached an historic settlement in 2010, but Judge Chin ultimately rejected it on March 22, 2011, finding that the settlement went beyond what was permitted by the law because it involved agreements for future copyrighted works.     For informational purposes only.   Not legal advice.]]]]> ]]>

Road to Nowhere

In Liminae: The Road to Nowhere

It takes us about six hours to drive to the rural state jail (that’s owned by two judges) the Feds contracted with to hold our client. Accused of computer crimes, he can’t effectively review evidence in jail – there’s no practical access to computers in the gulag. They’ve seized all his assets claiming they’re the ill-gotten gains of crimes the government can’t identify, and their computer forensics – if you can call them that – have no scientific basis and are full of basic errors and typos. In my decade as a federal criminal defense lawyer doing computer cases across the country, I’ve never come across a case where the government was so completely off.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

A defendant’s view from the trenches of federal criminal court This post is originally published to Substack. You can read and follow us there.

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