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By The Associated Press
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A federal judge handed Google Inc. a victory in a long-running legal battle on Thursday, tossing out a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant was violating copyright laws by scanning books without permission to create the world's largest digital library.

The Authors Guild had sued Google in federal court in Manhattan 2005, claiming the Mountain View, Calif.-based company was not making “fair use” of copyright material by offering searchable snippets of works in its online library.

Google has scanned more than 20 million books, most of them out-of-print, for the project. It includes the collections of the New York Public Library, Library of Congress and several major universities.

 

 
 


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