Ending Decade Of Litigation Court OKs Google Book Scanning As “Fair Use”

by Greg Sterling
A three-judge panel for the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has definitively ruled that Google’s full-text book scanning is fair use and thus protected from claims of copyright infringement. So unless The Authors Guild, which originally sued Google in 2005, wants to appeal to the US Supreme Court, Google has won. Fair use is a defense against copyright infringement (17 U.S.C.Read the full article