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Nov 15 / Copyright@WSULS

Google Book Case Dismissed: Fair Use Upheld

Yesterday, after eight years of litigation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the Authors Guild v. Google case, ruling that Google’s scanning of over 20 million copyright-protected books is within fair use.

For more in depth analysis of the case, see the blog post of Dr. Kenneth Crews, Director of Columbia University’s Copyright Advisory Office.

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) released an ACRL Insider update which details the Library Copyright Alliance’s work in this case, including the amicus brief they filed, and ┬áthe importance of this case to education, research, and libraries.

For more information on Fair Use, including our Interactive Fair Use Checklist, please see