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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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  • 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.

The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first. -- Blaise Pascal