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Google RulesThe History and Future of Copyright Under the Influence of Google$
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Joanne Elizabeth Gray

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190072070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190072070.001.0001

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Google vs. The Copyright Tradition

Google vs. The Copyright Tradition

Litigating “Innovate First, Permission Later”

(p.65) 4 Google vs. The Copyright Tradition
Google Rules

Joanne Elizabeth Gray

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an examination of Google’s US copyright case law, covering disputes over Google’s use, without permission, of copyrighted content in Google Search, Google Images, Google Books, YouTube, and its phone operating system Android. When resolving Google’s copyright disputes, US courts have considered the public benefits of Google’s services and have exhibited a willingness to limit private property rights in favor of the public interest in accessing information and content. These decisions have legitimized Google’s activities, and they have gifted Google private gains that fuel its information empire.

Keywords:   copyright law, Google Books, YouTube, Google Search, Oracle v. Google, Google Images, Perfect 10 v. Google, public interest, fair use, intermediary safe harbors

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