Google wins copyright battle over books

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Google in its 11-year legal battle with an authors group.
The Court said it would not hear an appeal from the Authors Guild, which claimed Google breached copyright laws by scanning books without permission.
The technology giant began the process in 2004, so it could include extracts in a searchable database, and it was sued by the Authors Guild in 2005.
The Supreme Court’s judgment is the final ruling on the matter.