Google - at least in the US - has at last won the controversial right to scan books – copyright or otherwise – and include relevant segments of the text in its search results. It cannot make the book available in whole unless the copyright owner has agreed or the book is in the public domain.
Google has reached an out of court settlement in its long-running law suit with five major US publishers over their copyrighted works digitised under Google's Library Project and made available online via Google Books.
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