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Google Dodges £6 Billion Bullet

Google has won a major court battle with software giant Oracle over Google’s use of elements of Oracle’s Java programming language. If Google had lost, it could have held major ramifications for the ways in which almost all software is developed. Oh, and Google would have had to cough up $9 billion (£6.1bn) in damages. Read More >>

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YouTube’s Putting its Money Where its Mouth is on Fair Use

YouTube has announced that it’s going to cover the legal costs of copyright lawsuits facing a few videos that they believe are strong examples of fair use. This is one of those situations where good PR and good work actually coincide. Read More >>

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Google Wins the Right to Keep Scanning Millions of Books for Free

Nearly a decade after it started, the lawsuit between the Authors' Guild and Google over its book-scanning program has been thrown out. This means that Google can keep digitising millions of books for free distribution, and more importantly, that fair use is in the public's best interest. Read More >>