Google Books Is (Legally) “Transformative”

November 22, 2013The New York State Bar Association EASL Blog

Barry Werbin and Bryan Meltzer had their article posted on the New York State Bar Association EASL Blog, regarding Southern District Judge Denny Chin's Nov. 14, 2013 opinion in the long-running "Google Books" case, The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc. Judge Chin granted Google summary judgment on its copyright fair use defense, finding that Google's mass digitalization and indexing of books for online search and specified research purposes was justified because it was "transformative."