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Criticism of Google Book Search unwarranted, says US law prof

News | 11/30/2006 5:00 am EST

Although much of the focus on copyright in the networked digital world has rested on audio-visual works, other forms of copyrighted media also have much at stake. In his paper "Google Book Search and Fair Use: iTunes for Authors, or Napster for Books?" Hannibal Travis, assistant professor at Florida International University’s College of Law, argues that Google’s planned Book Search service makes fair use of copyrighted content. Travis’ paper, an extract from the introduction to which appears below, was recently published in the University of Miami Law Review.

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