F&O reports on the Google/Authors Guild war

Google won a skirmish today in the exhausting copyright war between the company and the United States’ Authors Guild, over Google’s project to digitally scan the world’s books. The guild maintains that Google Books violates the copyright of authors – and it’s been suing Google since 2005.

Today Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favour of Google, saying the project has public benefits, constitutes fair use, and public access to digitized books is good for authors because it facilitates their book sales . read Goliath 1 — Creators, 0 in F&O’s Ex Libris section.