US Court Holds Google’s Book Digitisation is ‘Fair Use’

On 14 November, Judge Denny Chin held that Google’s digitisation of millions of books was ‘fair use’ under US copyright law. The decision (available here) is the latest development in the protracted legal process since authors and publishers initially took legal action against Google in 2005. Authors’ and publishers’ representatives reached a ‘class action’ settlement […]

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