Author’s Guild v. Hathitrust

Google accessed and scanned a large number of library books in order to create a searchable database and, for disabled readers accessible ways to read the books (text to voice, braille readers) and the Author’s Guild sued. The lower court held and the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit affirmed that the database was sufficiently transformational as to be fair use, as was the creation of texts in disabled accessible formats.

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