Saturday, October 13, 2012
Judge Says Fair Use Protects Universities in Book-Scanning Project; Wired.com, 10/10/12
David Kravets, Wired.com; Judge Says Fair Use Protects Universities in Book-Scanning Project: "Fair use is a defense to copyright infringement and may be invoked for purposes such as criticism, commentary, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research, the judge noted. He said the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) also played a major factor. “Although I recognize that the facts here may on some levels be without precedent, I am convinced that they fall safely within the protection of fair use such that there is no genuine issue of material fact,” Baer wrote... Under terms of the trust, full-text searching is only available to works in the public domain. Copyrighted works in the trust require consent from the rights holder. If consent is not granted, a search query only indicates the page number in a work on which a searched term is found."