This ruling clarifies the legal status of cached content by a search engine. An EFF attorney asserts that, "This also should help Google defend against book publishers over its Google Library Project."
A federal district court in Nevada has ruled that Google does not violate copyright law when it copies websites, stores the copies, and transmits them to Internet users as part of its Google Cache feature. The ruling clarifies the legal status of several common search engine practices and could influence future court cases, including the lawsuits brought by book publishers against the Google Library Project.
Thank goodness Google has deep pockets to fight these fights so some of the shakier laws can become settled.