Title

Google Books Project Continues to Test the Boundaries of Fair Use Law

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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Blog Post

Publication Date

2-4-2016

Publisher

Sunstein

Language

en-US

Abstract

The Google Books project, as we have come to learn, is a publicly available database consisting of over 25 million books that allows public users to search for “snippets of text,” typically 1/8th of a page or less. Several major libraries have helped Google assemble this database. On October 16, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that, under the fair use doctrine, Google may scan entire books and allow the public to search them without permission from the copyright holder.

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