Google says “Book scanning? No harm, no foul.” The Authors Guild says “Not so fast …”

“The long-running lawsuit over Google’s decision to scan millions of books could be nearing the end game. Google’s latest filing, in a case poised to redefine copyright law, cites everything from Mad Men to minority rights to argue that book scanning is ‘fair use.'”

Read the full article about Google’s argument in support of its fair use claim, by Jeff John Roberts at

Here’s the Authors Guild take on the Google Book issue [Scott Turow, June 1, 2012]

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