After almost a decade long legal battle against major publishers and book authors , Google has prevailed in its attempt to scan over 20 million books. It was Google’s 2004 announcement of its “Google Print” and “Library Project” that spurred the copyright theft lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild and the Association of American. The projects involved the digital uploading of the collections of works at the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and various university libraries. The federal judge ultimately concluded that Google’s use of the copyrighted works was highly transformative.
Do you agree with the judge’s conclusion?