Friday, November 15, 2013

Federal judge in NY rules in favor of Google's book scanning case

      Google's efforts to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available for free on the internet has been determined to be "fair use" - at least for now - because it is highly transformative, doesn't harm the market for the original work, and society benefits.  The decision is available at: 
      It is anticipated that this ruling has created a pathway for a decision in a companion case between the Author Guild and the Hathi Trust (a group of university libraries creating a shared database of digital books).