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Google has announced today they’ve been able to strike a deal with the Association of American Publishers, ending a 7-year spat between the two.
Google Incâ€™s plans to bring an immense library to the Internet has been dealt a major setback by a US judge on Tuesday, rejecting a settlement with authors and publishers over Googleâ€™s digital book-scanning project.
Google is facing another obstacle to their plans to offer an online library and bookstore, as a group of photographers, illustrators, and visual artists are preparing to file a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company's attempts to scan and display books is a violation of their copyrights.
The Justice Department criticized on Thursday a revised legal agreement that would allow Google Inc. to build a vast digital library, saying the deal failed to address antitrust and copyright concerns.
A federal judge in New York set a November 9th deadline on Wednesday for Google and representatives of US authors to submit a renegotiated settlement that would clear the way for millions of out-of-print books to be published online.
The Department of Justice advised a federal judge on Friday to reject a proposed legal settlement between Google Inc and a large group of authors and publishers.
Google announced on Monday that it would remove all European books currently on the market from a US agreement to digitize and sell online books that are out of print in the United States.
Retail giant Amazon has now joined in the battle against Googleâ€™s plan to launch a competitive digital book device, claiming that the deal would compromise copyright law and violate antitrust law.
Microsoft, Yahoo!, Amazon, and non-profit library associations have joined forces to fight a legal settlement which would allow Google to digitize and sell books.
Reports say that US anti-trust regulators are investigating a $125 million deal Google made with book publishers to settle copyright issues.
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