Judge says Google scanning is fair use

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Judge says Google scanning is fair use

Oct 11 2012

In a major ruling, Federal judge Harold Baer has tossed the Authors Guild case against the HathiTrust. In granting the HathiTrust’s motion for summary judgment, Baer ruled that the scan program was a clear fair use under the copyright law, and in the process dealt a potentially fatal blow to the Authors Guild’s other long-running lawsuit filed against Google over its scanning program.

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