Google’s Cache Ruled Fair Use

A court has ruled that Google’s caching and displaying of millions of web-pages is legal. Google Cache is the service that offers to show you stored versions of the web-pages that turn up in the results for your Google searches. Until recently, no court had ruled on the legality of this, and it was unclear whether this would qualify as a fair use. If not, Google and a number of other caching services, particularly the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, would have been in deep trouble — via Boing Boing

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