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Judge Rules Google's Book Scanning Project Is Fair Use

Google's book-scanning project has been ruled to be a fair use that doesn't violate copyright law, GigaOM reports.  Judge Denny Chin, who now sits on the Second Circuit, ruled that the digitization of the books did not violate the authors' copyrights because the scanning project is "'highly transformative' and because it didn’t harm the market for the original work," GigaOM also reports.