• Google Books Litigation Update
  • June 6, 2019
  • Law Firm: - Office
  • The advent of mass digitization via Google Books has ignited a series of copyrightrelated actions led by book publishers and authors. There are two issues: whether Google and the owners of aliated digital libraries are entitled to a fair use defense for library use, including providing access to print-disabled individuals, and whether Google may display snippets of books in online searches. The resolution of the fair use questions debated in the two oral arguments this fall will have signicant implications for library and online access to a wide range of works. There are three stories worth noting on this topic: