Federal appeals court rules searchable book database constitutes fair use

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that creating a searchable book database and giving full digital copies of books to disabled people constitutes fair use. The Authors Guild sued HathiTrust [advocacy websites], Cornell University [university website] and the presidents of four other universities over a claim that the defendants were infringing their copyright by creating a searchable book database. HathiTrust was created as a collaboration between different universities and their…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/federal-appeals-court-rules-searchable-book-database-constitutes-fair-use.php

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