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Google's Digital Library Wins Court of Appeals Ruling

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Google's Digital Library Wins Court of Appeals Ruling - by Alexandra Alter/ Business/ Media/ International New York Times/ The New York Times/ nytimes.com

"A United States appeals court ruled on Friday that Google’s effort to build a digital library of millions of books was “fair use” and did not infringe on the copyrights of authors.

“The purpose of the copying is highly transformative, the public display of text is limited, and the revelations do not provide a significant market substitute for the protected aspects of the originals,” Judge Pierre N. Leval of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit wrote, explaining the court’s decision..."

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The British Library in London. Google has been building a vast digital library and has approached major research libraries about scanning and digitizing books from their collections. Credit Paul Hackett/Reuters


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