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Bernard_Marx - 8:00 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)
If the judge were to rule against Google in this case, I could potentially put the owner of webmasterworld.com in legal jeopardy simply by cutting and pasting a passage from "The DaVinci Code" into this message.
Not true, I'm sure. Almost all jurisdictions have a concept of "Fair Use" when it comes to copyright issues. If you pasted an entire page, or the whole book, then WebmasterWorld may have trouble... but it would be removed by the mods in that case anyway.
I don't think publishing aka "cacheing" entire pages from websites could really be considered fair use.