2nd Circuit Finds Google Library Project To Be Fair Use, Noninfringing

Mealey's (October 16, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — In a case that it said “tests the boundaries of fair use,” a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 16 found that Google Inc.’s digital “Library Project” constituted fair use because it is transformative of the included copyrighted works and, therefore, is not infringing (The Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc., No. 13-4829, 2nd Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #24-151112-002Z.)

In so finding, the panel affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of copyright infringement claims against Google by a group of...
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