The Washington Post reports that as Google moves forward with its ambitions project to scan all of the world’s books, some questions linger over the project’s legality. Last fall, the Author’s Guild and a group of major U.S. publishing house filed separate suits in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, questioning Google’s interpretation of “fair use,” and accusing the company of copyright violation on a massive scale. However, Google contends that they are in compliance, and they are within their rights to provide a service that allows its users to search the text of copyrighted works–provided that once performed, the search only shows “snippets” of the work in question…