Google Against the Authors Guild’s Book-Digitization

The Authors Guild Appeals – Google

“Like a paper index, bibliography, or card catalog — but far more helpfully — Google Books enables users to find books of interest but does not substitute for obtaining them elsewhere and reading them,”

“Google Books does not displace book purchases or diminish incentives for authors to advance human knowledge by creating new works; to the contrary, it benefits authors by enabling readers to find books and by fostering the advance of knowledge and scholarship.”

Fair use because “significant public benefits.”

The Authors Guild Appeals That Google “lured potential book buyers away from online bookstores and provided no compensation to rightsholders for Google’s revenue-generating uses of their books.”

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