The important case, Blake A. Field vs. Google Inc., was recently decided by summary judgment in favor of Google regarding the issue of whether caching of website pages was copyright infringement. The reasoning and interpretation of judicial precedent in the case have wide-reaching applicability and portend the handling of legal issues in suits against Google for its Google Print library digitization project (renamed as Google Book Search), although of course the cases differ factually. We find that the court’s reasoning in Field v. Google follows the same lines of logic that we have previously posted to LawPundit, especially regarding the issue of “transformative use” and the precedent in Kelly v. Arriba.
See our postings at:
Google Book Search replaces Google Print Nov. 24, 2005
and chronologically, for more issues:
Twenty Key Questions for Author’s Guild v. Google Oct. 3, 2005
A Misunderstanding with Scrivener’s Error Sept. 29, 2005
Bloggers re Author’s Guild v. Google Print Sept. 29, 2005
Author’s Guild v. Google Print (GooglePrint) Sept. 29, 2005