Court Declared Google Not Guilty in Book PiracyAdded: Saturday, October 17th, 2015
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Bringing a decade-long dispute to an end, a federal appeals court ruled that Google is not breaching copyright legislation by digitizing books for its global Internet library. The court upheld a ruling of a judge who concluded that the snippets the company showed customers from its database didn’t violate copyright legislation.
Back in November 2013, the judge concluded that Google’s digitization of over 20 million books didn’t violate copyrights because only short sections of the books were showed online. The judge agreed that it would be difficult to read any entire book by repeatedly entering different search requests, and now the appeals court supported this ruling.
Google was sued by the Authors Guild and various authors, who complained that the digital book project violated their copyrights. Indeed, the company has made digital copies of millions of books and established a publicly available search function. At the time, Google announced that it was going to scan more than 100 million books, including those from the New York Public Library, Library of Congress and major US universities.
According to the appeals court, Google’s profit motivation does not justify denial of what is a fair use of the printed text content. The court announced its decision, saying that it found no reason why Google’s overall profit motivation should prevail as a reason for denying fair use, while the most universally accepted forms of fair use, including news reporting, quotation in books, reviews of books and performances are all usually done commercially for profit. The case lasted for more than ten years.
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