Latest Book Rights Registry Stories

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...

2009-06-11 06:25:00

The U.S. 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. When reporter's asked Google's Chief Legal Officer David Drummond whether the company had received the civil equivalent of a subpoena, he replied: "Yeah, we did." According to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday, publisher Lagardere's Hachete Book...

2009-05-09 12:27:57

Across the U.S., 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, a participant in the discussions told reporters on Friday. In an hour-long conference call on Tuesday, state legal authorities examined and discussed the deal in depth together, according to director of the Internet Archive, Peter Brantley. The U.S. Justice...

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, the Associated Free Press accounted. Google's decision was prompted after a group of authors and their heirs asked the US District Court judge hearing the case to give a four month extension to the already effective May 5 deadline so that the "enormously complex"...

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. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice officials Consumer Watchdog asked the department to seek a delay of the settlement until a "most favored nation" clause favoring Google is removed and the deal's "orphan...

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. Authors and publishers throughout the world are receiving detailed information about their legal rights and options by email and postal mail. A Summary Notice is being published in 218 countries and 72 languages, which complements the mailed notice program. Class members...

2008-10-29 08:00:00

Book lovers rejoice! 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. Under Tuesday's settlement, Google will pay $125 million to create a Book Rights Registry, where authors and publishers can register works and receive compensation from institutional subscriptions or book sales. Under the agreement the Authors Guild and the Association of...

2008-10-28 09:00:16

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Google today announced a groundbreaking settlement agreement on behalf of a broad class of authors and publishers worldwide that would expand online access to millions of in-copyright books and other written materials in the U.S. from the collections of a number of major U.S. libraries participating in Google Book Search. The agreement, reached after two years of negotiations,...

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