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William H. Frankel

William H. Frankel serves as the chair of the Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Copyright Group. His practice includes patent,...

Kenneth D. Crews

Kenneth D. Crews specializes in copyright law serving the commercial and entertainment sectors, as well as nonprofit entities, individual...

Jeremy S. Goldman

Jeremy S. Goldman represents many companies and individuals in the media, entertainment, advertising, and technology spaces in complex litigations...

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Ten years ago, the Authors Guild filed a lawsuit against Google, Inc. in an alleged copyright infringement case involving Google’s book scanning project. This project involved creating a searchable database that allows a user to search the content of all books that have been scanned into that database.

After many years in the courts, a federal appeals court recently ruled that the project is fully protected by fair use and does not infringe on the copyrights of authors.

In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins Attorney William H. Frankel from Brinks Gilson & Lione, Attorney Kenneth D. Crews from Gipson Hoffman & Pancion and Attorney Jeremy S. Goldman from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC. Together, they discuss the ruling in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., explore fair use, review the case, evaluate the Authors Guild’s potential appeal and analyze how this landmark ruling will impact the book industry and the general public of readers.

William H. Frankel serves as the chair of the Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Copyright Group. His practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition litigation in jury and non-jury cases; international intellectual property, litigation and counseling; and licensing. He has counseled clients in the evaluation, protection, procurement, and transfer of IP rights, including providing legal expertise in worldwide patent protection and the coordination of legal strategies in global IP disputes.

Kenneth D. Crews specializes in copyright law serving the commercial and entertainment sectors, as well as nonprofit entities, individual authors and other creative talent. For more than twenty-five years, his research, policymaking, and teaching has centered on copyright issues of importance to education and research. Professor Crews established and directed the nation’s first university-based copyright office at Indiana University, where he also held a tenured law professorship. He was later recruited to establish a similar office at Columbia University in New York City, and he currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School.

Jeremy S. Goldman represents many companies and individuals in the media, entertainment, advertising, and technology spaces in complex litigations involving copyright in the digital age, film and television contracts, trademarks and rights of publicity. He has litigated some of the most closely watched copyright and entertainment cases, including representing The Authors Guild in the Google Books and HathiTrust cases and Hasbro in a 2014 trial in Los Angeles over the motion picture rights to Dungeons & Dragons.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

Mentioned in This Episode
  • http://www.brinksgilson.com/biographies/william-frankel
  • http://ghplaw.com/Content/Attorneys/Kenneth_Crews.htm
  • http://fkks.com/attorneys/jeremy-goldman

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Published: November 13, 2015
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