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Opinion: Google is waging war on IP law

Alli Pyrah, New York

Google’s controversial Book Search project is back in the spotlight after the search engine company asked a judge to dismiss a class action suit brought by authors last week. Scott Cleland, a former deputy United States coordinator for communication and information policy and a research analyst who has spent the past 10 years studying Google, says that company has long been overstepping the boundaries of IP law

In the latest twist in a seven-year legal battle over Google’s efforts to create the world’s largest online library, US authors have responded to Google’s request to dismiss their suit challenging the Google Books project by demanding as much as...

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