Google Says Books Project Covered As Fair Use

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Friday asked a New York federal judge to release it from a copyright infringement action brought by a class of authors, arguing that its Google Books project should be considered fair use and not a violation of U.S. copyright law.

In a motion for summary judgment, Google told U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin, who is presiding over the copyright infringement suit brought in district court by the Authors Guild and a recently certified class of writers, that its project aiming to scan and...
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