“Google Books’ libraries scanning is fair use” confirmed by the Court of Appeal

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“Google’s copying is fair use under 17 U.S.C. §107 and is therefore not infringing.

The Court of Appeals concludes that the defendant’s copying is transformative within the meaning of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569, 10 578-585 (1994), does not offer the public a meaningful  substitute for matter protected by the plaintiffs’ copyrights, and satisfies § 107’s test for fair use.”

Court of Appeal ruling here.

Confirming the District Court decision that you can find here.