Monday, October 29, 2012

How does the HathiTrust book-scanning judgment affect e-books and audiobooks?

Scanning copyrighted works and making them searchable on the Internet sounds to many authors like it shouldn't be legal. But on October 10, a Federal Court in New York released a judgment holding that may be. That judgment raises significant issues for authors, publishers, and consumers, giving new scope to fair use of copyrighted materials in the USA.