Latest Google Book Search Settlement Agreement Stories

2012-06-12 08:16:37

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com In Google's bid to create a digital book economy - way ahead of eBook publishers such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other creators of eBook readers - a few lawsuits cropped up in the U.S. and internationally. This week a settlement was reached with two French organizations: Society of Men Letters of France (SGDL) and the French Publishers' Association. Google said Monday it reached an agreement with the two parties, according to articles in Reuters...

2011-05-12 06:35:00

Internet search giant Google was sued for $14 million by three French publishers who alleged the search engine scanned thousands of their books without permission. Publishers Gallimard, Flammarion and Albin Michel filed the charges in a Paris court demanding restitution and Google has been issued a summons, a source in Gallimard's legal department told AFP. The publishers claim that Google scanned more than 9,750 copyright-protected works for its digital library. The publishers are seeking...

2011-04-08 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's conditions on Google's $700 million deal to buy ITA Software will focus unprecedented and necessary regulatory scrutiny on the Internet giant, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group called on the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's anticompetitive search practices. Consumer Watchdog expressed the concern that even with the DOJ's...

2010-09-15 13:02:00

House Judiciary Committee Takes Proactive Step to Examine Anti-Competitive Behavior WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy will explore growing concerns about anti-competitive and monopolistic practices taking place online. The Open Book Alliance applauds the action and urges the subcommittee to use the hearing to continue their examination of the threat to online competition presented by...

2010-05-10 11:24:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Open Book Alliance (OBA) released a comprehensive analysis that details how the proposed Google Books Settlement violates international laws and treaties. For the first time, the proposed class action settlement between Google, the Association of American Publishers and the Author's Guild has been fully evaluated to determine the claims and remedies that other nations may seek through the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the...

2010-02-18 07:01:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorneys for Consumer Watchdog will appear in a federal court today to urge Judge Deny Chinn to reject the revised Google Books settlement because it remains anticompetitive and violates both U.S. and international law. The case in U.S. District Court's Southern District of New York stems from a suit brought by The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. Consumer Watchdog is represented by Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &...

2010-02-11 20:39:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance today issued the following statement in response to Google's Request for an Amended Google Books Settlement Approval: The Open Book Alliance and many other objectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice, authors, publishers, academics, libraries and privacy advocates from around the world have collectively made the case for rejection of the amended settlement agreement proposed by Google, the Association of...

2010-02-04 20:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's filing with the U.S. District Court: The Open Book Alliance applauds the action taken today by the Department of Justice. We believe that the DoJ's Statement of Interest regarding the Google Books Settlement will help to preserve competition, promote innovation and protect the public interest. The Department of Justice has made it...

2010-02-04 18:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised the U.S. Department of Justice today for opposing the amended Google Books Settlement. The DOJ said that while there were improvements in the amended settlement, problems with class certification, copyright and antitrust issues remained. "Google offered only minimal amendments to its original flawed deal and the key problems remain. The Department of Justice should be commended for standing firm in opposing...

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