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GOOGLE’S BOOK-SCANNING IS FAIR USE, JUDGE RULES IN LANDMARK COPYRIGHT CASE

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Federal Judge Denny Chin declares that Google Books, which digitizes complete copies of books without an author’s permission, is absolutely legal, thereby putting an end to this 8-year-old legal battle. Chin declares that Google not only meets the four legal factors for fair use defense to copyright infringement, but also benefits society by making more books accessible.

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