Judge: Google Books also falls on appeal in the US under fair use




In the first trial, the court ruled though that Google Books ‘transformative’ is. That is how Google will use the copyrighted books and present meet the criteria for fair use. The judges consider the potential loss of income for beneficiaries in this case too small to see Google Books as a replacement for the position of the books themselves. Google can therefore continue with the scanning of books and do not have prior permission from publishers to include works in Google Books.

The judges see Google Books rather as an addition to the books. The program makes it possible for books to find how many times a particular word does or does not occur. Such a search is particularly interesting to linguists. In addition, Google shows no ads at Books and deserves nothing the company by reference to sales of the books.

The previous lawsuit against Google Books, and his program was instituted in 2005 and came to a conclusion in 2013. The authors found that Google should have asked permission for scanning of the more than twenty million books. They demanded a compensation of $ 750 for each scanned book; Google estimated that a judgment could cost disadvantage of the project the company $ 3 billion.

The Authors Guild reacts disappointed at the conclusion of the second episode of the long-running legal battle against Google. The interest of the American writers also says the case again to refocus before, this time to the US Supreme Court. That is the Supreme Court that the United States.


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