US appeals court in NYC disallows class-action status for authors in Google book case, for now

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 12:30 PM

NEW YORK — Google Inc. got a friendly ruling Monday from a federal appeals panel that stripped a group representing authors of class-action status as the search engine defends itself against claims that its plan to create the world's largest digital library will violate copyrights.

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