Google Wins

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the Google Books lawsuit. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Denny Chin, Circuit Judge for the Southern District of New York, ruled that Google’s use of copyrighted works in its Google Books program counts as fair use, and he dismissed a lawsuit originally brought by authors and publishers groups in 2005. Judge Chin found that Google Books also “helps to preserve books and give them new life” by scanning and saving them. And it aids authors and publishers “by helping readers and researchers identify books.” Read more and see the full opinion.

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