EFF's Fred von Lohmann
is reporting on a decision by a Nevada district court ruling that Google Cache, which makes available copies of web
pages that might no longer be available from their original provider, does not violate content owners' copyrights
. Attorney and
writer Blake Field had sued Google for caching writings on his web site, but the court ruled that Google Cache did not
violate Field's copyright because its serving a cached copy was the result of "automated, non-volitional activity
by Google servers," it obeys robots.txt and meta tags, and is fair use.
[Via Boing Boing