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Why Google Books will fare well under fair use

Alli Pyrah, New York


A US judge ruled last month that the libraries that provided content for Google’s massive book scanning project were covered by fair use exemptions to copyright law. But what does that mean for the fate of the Google Books project overall?

In a case which has far-reaching consequences for copyright protection in the digital age, US libraries contributing work to the Google Books project last month successfully argued they were covered by the fair use exemption.

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