And so begins a new chapter in Google's book-scanning operation; also see Court Upholds Legality of Google Books: Tremendous Victory for Fair Use and the Public Interest (EFF)
"“What seemed insanely ambitious and this huge effort that seemed very dangerous in 2004 now seems ordinary,” said James Grimmelmann, a law professor at the University of Maryland who has followed the case closely. “Technology and media have moved on so much that it’s just not a big deal.”Siding With Google, Judge Says Book Search Does Not Infringe Copyright - NYTimes.com
The ruling examined whether Google’s use of copyrighted works counted as so-called fair use under copyright law, which Judge Chin determined it did. The decision opened the door for other companies to also scan books."