Judge Hands Google a Big Victory in Lengthy Book-Scanning Case

By Jennifer Howard in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Google has won a major victory in the long legal fight over its scanning and searching of millions of books. A federal judge, Denny Chin, ruled on Thursday 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. See completer article at: http://chronicle.com/article/Judge-Hands-Google-a-Big/143059/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en