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HathiTrust Wins


By [Thursday, October 11th, 2012] at 10:27 am

HathiTrust Wins

Judge Baer has granted HathiTrust’s motion for summary judgment. In a 23-page opinion, he ruled in favor of HathiTrust and the print-disabled defendants on every substantive legal issue. The opinion concludes that search indexing and providing access to the print-disabled are both fair uses. An appeal is possible, but for now, the ruling marks a definitive judicial statement in favor of mass digitization.

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