A federal judge has granted a motion to delay a scheduled hearing on the fairness of Google’s plan to create a digital database of books, according to a court order on Thursday (pdf).

Judge Denny Chin of U.S. district court in Manhattan granted the motion, which Google and the key groups who support the database — the Authors Guild (repped by Boni & Zack) and the Association of American Publishers (repped by Debevoise & Plimpton) — filed on Tuesday.

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