German Court Tells Publisher To Leave Google's Book Scanning Project Alone
from the you'll-lose dept
There hasn't been much attention paid to the Google Print and Google Library projects lately, as most are simply waiting for the various lawsuits to play themselves out. Most of the cases were filed in the US, but apparently one publisher filed against Google in Germany, to which a German court has told the publisher not to bother, because they won't win. The court makes it clear that there's no copyright infringement going on, as Google is only indexing the books and showing small snippets -- no different than the way a regular search engine works. It's nice to see at least one reasonable court decision on this matter, but there are still plenty of chances for other courts to screw this up.