The Google Library Project: Is Digitization for Purposes of Online Indexing Fair Use Under Copyright Law?

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The Google Book Search Library Project, announced in December 2004, raised important questions about infringing reproduction and fair use under copyright law. Google planned to digitize, index, and display "snippets" of print books in the collections of five major libraries without the permission of the books' copyright holders, if any. Google's proposed reproduction and display of copyrighted books was not authorized by the rights holders, who alleged that the Google Library Project infringed their copyrights. This report provides background on the Library Project, legal issues raised by digitization and indexing projects, and the proposed settlement.

Creator(s): Manuel, Kate M.
Creation Date: July 6, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Manuel, Kate M.

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: July 6, 2009
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The Google Book Search Library Project, announced in December 2004, raised important questions about infringing reproduction and fair use under copyright law. Google planned to digitize, index, and display "snippets" of print books in the collections of five major libraries without the permission of the books' copyright holders, if any. Google's proposed reproduction and display of copyrighted books was not authorized by the rights holders, who alleged that the Google Library Project infringed their copyrights. This report provides background on the Library Project, legal issues raised by digitization and indexing projects, and the proposed settlement.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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