On Friday, Shares of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), inclined 0.33% to $695.32.
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Googles massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue, according to Reuters
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected infringement claims from the Authors Guild and several individual writers, and found that the project provides a public service without violating intellectual property law.
The authors sued Google, whose parent company is now named Alphabet Inc, in 2005, a year after the project was launched. Reuters Update
But Google argued that the effort would actually boost book sales by making it easier for readers to find works, while introducing them to books they might not otherwise have seen.
Google had said it could face billions of dollars in potential damages if the authors prevailed.
Googles division of the page into tiny snippets is designed to show the searcher just enough context surrounding the searched term to assist her evaluate whether the book falls within the scope of her interest (without revealing so much as to threaten the authors copyright interests), Circuit Judge Pierre Leval wrote for the court. Reuters Report
The 2nd Circuit had formerly rejected a similar lawsuit from the Authors Guild in June 2014 against a consortium of universities and research libraries that built a searchable online database of millions of scanned works.
The stock settled at $695.32 per share. The market capitalization for the company is reported at $465.60B.
During the last trading session, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), moved on high volume, trading at a volume of 1.81M as compared to its average daily volume of 2.03M shares. At $695.32, the stock has lost momentum as shares are down from a peak price of $713.33recorded on Jul 22, 2015. The stock is up 25.24% in this year through last closing price. The stock is having its 200-day moving average of $602.27and $656.08as its 50-day moving average. The stock, as of last closing price, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 3.90%, in opposition to 4.13% in 1-month period.
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