Google’s court victory is good for scholarly authors. Here’s why.

Pamela Samuelson writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 27, 2015

The guild argues that the ruling deprives authors of licensing revenues that were sought as a remedy for Google’s use of in-copyright books. But the appellate court was unpersuaded by the guild’s licensing theory, because, it said, what matters for purposes of fair-use analysis is whether snippets displace the market for books, which the court held they do not.