Last Updated on April 6, 2021, 4:48 pm ET
The Supreme Court of the United States has denied the Authors Guild for petition of certiorari in Authors Guild v. Google. This decision leaves the Second Circuit’s opinion affirming fair use in the Google Books case intact. In the Second Circuit’s opinion from October 2015, the court released its unanimous opinion, authored by Judge Leval, affirming that Google’s copying of books and display of snippets in a search index is transformative and a fair use. Additionally, the Second Circuit found that Google’s provision of digital copies to its partner libraries that submitted the particular work is not an infringement.