Natalie Parkinson
3
All posts from Natalie Parkinson
Natalie Parkinson in Natalie Parkinson,

Is it fair?

Google Inc on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission.

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google's argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books, and making "snippets" of text available online, constituted "fair use" under U.S. copyright law.

The decision, if it survives an expected appeal, would let Google continue expanding the library, which it said helps readers find books they might not otherwise locate.

More info here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/us-google-books-idUSBRE9AD0TT20131114

I don't think that it's "fair use". What do you think about court's decision?