According to ABC news, the U.S. Supreme Court today let stand the lower court rulings which favored Google. Rather than Google's book digitization being "epic scale" infringement, the lower courts have said "that Google can provide small portions of the books to the public without violating copyright law."
How many years has this been winding its way through the courts? 11 years. I hope the publishers will talk about what they gained from this effort or what changes they have already made based on it.