Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Nov 2013 16:37 UTC

Google has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant's controversial decision to scan more than 20 million library and make the available on the internet.

In a ruling (embedded below) issued Thursday morning in New York, US Circuit Judge Denny Chin said the book scanning amounted to fair use because it was "highly transformative" and because it didn't harm the market for the original work.

"Google Books provides significant public benefits," writes Chin, describing it as "an essential research tool" and noting that the scanning service has expanded literary access for the blind and helped preserve the text of old books from physical decay.

Too much common sense. I'm not sure I can handle this.

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RE[2]: Here are some facts...
by olafg on Fri 15th Nov 2013 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Here are some facts..."
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LOL. Google steals songs and posts them on Youtube?

No, they do exactly the same thing that Pirate Bay does, but they make sure to stay just below the legal radar and pretend that this is not part of their business model.

Of course it is...

Edited 2013-11-15 19:00 UTC

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