Thanks to Michel-Adrien Sheppard for the excellent and quick post on the The Authors Guild v Google, Inc. fair use ruling of November 14, 2013 (The Authors Guild v Google, Inc, 05 Civ. 8136, Nov 14, 2013 (DC)).
The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. is the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes from all ages of history and virtually every jurisdiction in the world.
It offers many different research products, in particular reports that compare the laws on a given theme in a number of countries.
Last week, Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals in New York dismissed the copyright violation lawsuit that US author groups had launched against Google.
The search giant has been digitizing millions of books to create a massive online library but the project was opposed in a lawsuit by US publishers and author organizations dating back to 2005. The publishers' group split off and settled earlier.