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Court Finds In Favor of Libraries In Google Books Affair 39

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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  • No worries (Score:2, Insightful)

    by crazyjj ( 2598719 ) * on Thursday October 11, 2012 @11:43AM (#41619891)

    Some Appeals Court or the Supreme Court will overturn this soon enough, and also rule that the libraries must turn over all their patron records to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Re:No worries (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Archangel Michael ( 180766 ) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @02:24PM (#41621459) Journal

    Well, "Spade" can mean a couple three things, and if we are going to label the term "Racist", then every deck of cards, fixed female dogs/cats and a bunch of shovels are going to have to have alternate word choices.

    I'm sick of people claiming "racist overtones" where there are none. It really diminishes us all. And it is clear that people are not just looking for racism under every rock, they are finding it, even if it isn't there.

    What next, we stop calling space anomalies "black holes" because ... it MIGHT be racist? Be Proud and stop letting idiots define you.

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