Intellectual Property

EFF, Author's Guild, Square off Over Google Books

The ability to search and read snippets of books through a Google service is at stake in this court case over copyright


San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief today urging a federal court to find that the fair use doctrine shelters Google's Book Search "snippet" project from copyright infringement claims from the Authors Guild. EFF was joined by three associations representing over 100,000 libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.