Google Wins in Germany, from the Chronicle

A German court has handed Google’s controversial book-scanning project a significant victory, encouraging a publishing company to drop its efforts to file a preliminary injunction against the search juggernaut.

Legal victory for Google in library project, from the Guardian

Google argued before the Hamburg court that the display of short snippets from in-copyright books does not infringe German copyright law. The copyright chamber of the regional court of Hamburg indicated though it did not rule specifically that it agreed by telling WBG that its petition for an injunction was unlikely to succeed. The court rejected WBG’s argument that the scanning of its books in the US infringes German copyright law.

Germany and the Google Books Library Project, from Google Blog