The Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust

755 F.3d 87 (2d Cir. 2014)

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HathiTrust was an offshoot of the Google Books Library Project, which was itself controversial with copyright owners. HathiTrust has digitized over 13 million titles, over 5 million of which are in the public domain.

The Author's Guild is a professional association of writers founded in 1921. They are currently engaged in another lawsuit over book scanning with Google.