Way back in 2004, working with academic libraries,
On Thursday, a summary judgement was issued in favor of the Internet company.
In his summary judgment, U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin wrote that Google's scanning and display of snippets of text constitutes fair use. He wrote that the project was "transformative" and declared in his 30-page judgment, "the fact is that Google Books serves several important educational purposes."
The Authors Guild plans to appeal the decision, which could send the case to the Supreme Court.