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Court Finds In Favor of Libraries In Google Books Affair 39

Posted by timothy
from the preservation-has-appeal dept.
First time accepted submitter cpt kangarooski writes "While it's not a final victory in the long-running Google Books matter, the related case by the Authors' Guild against the universities working with Google in the digitization project has produced a ruling that their book scanning is a fair use. You can read the opinion here. This bodes well for Google's case, although note that this wasn't directly about them."
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Court Finds In Favor of Libraries In Google Books Affair

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  • Re:Wired story... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by cpt kangarooski (3773) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @12:02PM (#41620061) Homepage

    Aw, that's like watching the movie instead of reading the book. It's a fairly straightforward opinion, and the article doesn't cover everything.

    I particularly enjoyed the section on standing; it was basically a double-loss to the Authors' Guild. (If they win, they win only on behalf of themselves, and not the class of copyright holders they represent; if they lose, they lose on behalf of everyone)

  • Re:No worries (Score:3, Interesting)

    by ericartman (955413) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @12:23PM (#41620235)

    Well having worked in a couple of libraries, after fines clear no records are kept. I can tell you a total of books you've checked out but there is no way to see what books they were. Yeah they an change this but as of today, nothing is there.

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