Thomson ReutersSeptember 23, 2013 18:31
By Bernard Vaughan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday appeared to favor Google Inc's legal defense of its digital books project, which could imperil efforts by authors seeking to block it.
Google, based in Mountain View, California, has scanned more than 20 million books since its 2004 agreement with libraries worldwide to digitize books.
The Authors Guild and groups representing photographers and graphic artists say the project amounts to massive copyright infringement.