Google Books’ Scanning and Snippet Display of Books Is Fair Use, and Thus Not Copyright Infringement

So holds Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc. (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 14, 2013). I’m still on the road, and thus can’t blog about the opinion in detail, but I’ve read it and I think its fair use finding is quite right.

Thanks to How Appealing for the pointer.

UPDATE: Matthew Sag has a summary of the reasoning.