In a landmark decision, Judge Denny Chin ruled against the Authors’ Guild in its suit against Google. Chin noted that despite Google’s status as a commercial entity, its book scanning project fell safely within the limits of fair use. The full decision is available here.
Amazon withdrew ads from The New Republic after Franklin Foer published an article critical of Amazon.
Amid dire predictions about the future of journalism, The New Yorker’s John Cassidy delivers some sunny news.
Hachette introduces “in-stream Twitter purchasing” of a few titles.
The editor, Franklin Foer, is leaving, and TNR promises to become a “digital media company.” Instead of twenty issues a year, the magazine will produce…