Perusing Google Books

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The threshold question raised by this case is how a rational actor could have thought it was acceptable to copy library collections without regard to copyright status. As early as the 1970s, the issue of library photocopying drew considerable attention in the courts and Congress; culminating in the Williams’ case;[1] and the Copyright Revision Act’s specific fair-use provisions governing such activities.[2]

So when Google Inc. arranged with libraries to copy their collections, alarm bells should have gone off — at both Google HQ and at the...
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