Chavern (@NAACEO): How Supreme Court Chose to Support Google and Hurt Creators

Authors Guild v. Google Ruling: An Expansive View of Fair Use by David Chavern, President & CEO Newspaper Association of America

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to deny review of the Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. ruling was a blow not just to the suit’s plaintiffs in the book industry but to all of us in the business of writing and publishing content.

Here’s why: The lower court’s decision in favor of Google ruled that its project to digitize millions of books and create a searchable library did not violate the authors’ copyrights and did not require permission or monetization. In allowing this ruling to stand, the Supreme Court has created a remarkably expansive view of the Fair Use Doctrine – which is, ironically, now unfair to the content creators themselves.

Read it on the Huffington Post