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Clipping service Meltwater, which has faced legal trouble for scraping content, says it will drop a court appeal and work with news agencies instead to develop new products. The news, announced on Monday, comes after Meltwater suffered a resounding loss this spring in a case involving […] Read more at GigaOM »

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An appeals court granted a stay in the copyright dispute between the Authors Guild and Google so it can review a lower court’s decision to let the class action advance. The literary community is watching to learn if Google’s book scanning will be considered “fair use.” Read more »

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The long-running copyright lawsuit over Google’s book scanning — in which the Authors Guild is seeking $750 per book — is turning into a procedural snarl as both the case and an appeal go forward at the same time. A new order confirms that the parties are due in court in December. Read more »

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The Associated Press’ litigation over Shepard Fairey’s 2008 “Obama Hope” design, which was based on a photo by AP photographer Manny Garcia,… Read more »