Google Inc.’s project to digitally copy millions of books for online searches doesn’t violate copyright law, a federal judge ruled, dismissing an eight-year- old lawsuit against the largest search-engine company.
Google Inc. asked a U.S. court to dismiss a lawsuit by authors over the digitizing of books, saying that the company’s book-scanning program is a fair use of copyrighted material and a benefit to the public and authors.
Galleon Group LLC’s Raj Rajaratnam, potentially facing almost two decades in prison, will have an “uphill struggle” in seeking to overturn his conviction in the biggest insider-trading trial since the 1980s, a former prosecutor said.
In June, the National Security Agency announced that it had declassified 50,000 pages of historic documents. The action, the highly secretive spy agency said in a press release, was proof of its commitment to meeting a goal President Barack Obama outlined on his first day in office: “creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”