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2009-06-22 08:34:00

In first public interview, Michael Healy looks into digital publishing future DANVERS, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his first public interview, the expected executive director of the Book Rights Registry (BRR) said that, "the involvement of Google in [the publishing] marketplace, and others, is going to be part of the transformational character of [the industry over] the next few years." A month ago, the publishing trade media reported that Michael Healy, who is currently...

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2009-06-11 06:25:00

The US Justice Department has sent an official notice to Google Inc informing the internet giant that federal antitrust attorneys are investigating its settlement with publishers intended to make millions of books available for online readers.

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2009-05-09 12:27:57

Across the US, a number of state attorneys general have begun taking a closer look at a proposed deal between Google Inc and several author and publisher groups that would allow the Internet giant to digitize millions of books.

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2009-04-29 06:25:00

Internet search giant Google has requested before a judge a two month extension to a deadline for authors and publishers to opt out of a settlement to a legal battle over its intention to develop the world’s largest digital library.

2009-04-06 10:11:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's proposed settlement with authors and publishers raises antitrust concerns, Consumer Watchdog said today and the nonpartisan, nonprofit group called on the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene.

2009-02-11 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Court-ordered process of officially notifying authors, publishers, and other copyright-holders about the landmark Google Book Search class-action settlement is underway.

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2008-10-29 08:00:00

Google Inc has reached a legal settlement with authors and major publishers that paves the way for readers to search through millions of copyrighted books online, browse passages and purchase copies.


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