Latest Google Book Search Settlement Agreement Stories

2008-10-30 06:00:25

Google has settled several copyright suits with the publishing consortium Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild, clearing the way for the company to provide online access to copyrighted books. Under terms of the settlement, which is subject to approval by the US District Court of New York, the company has agreed to pay $125m that will be used to set up a book registry to resolve existing claims by authors and publishers, and cover legal fees. It said the deal will...

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,...

2008-07-04 03:00:11

By Koehler, Wallace Google and Fair Use In a January 2008 Searcher article, Beth Ashmore and Jill Grogg discuss the Open Content Alliance (OCA) and Amazon.com's book digitization projects. They point out that Amazon and OCA did not invent book digitization and acknowledge the dragon in the corner - Google Book Search. As important and interesting as all projects by Google are, Google, by virtue of its size and leverage and because of its digitization model, has assumed dinosaur proportions...

2005-11-14 07:31:28

NEW YORK -- Web search leader Google Inc. has approached a book publisher to gauge interest in a program to allow consumers to rent online copies of new books for a week, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The proposed fee is 10 percent of the book's list price, the Journal reported, citing an unnamed publisher. The discussion with the publisher indicates Google may move toward adding a digital book-renting service. Google has a separate book program, the Google Print Library...

2005-10-19 12:45:13

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five major publishers filed suit against Google Inc. in Manhattan's federal court on Wednesday seeking to block plans to scan copyrighted works without permission. The complaint lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Google names as plaintiffs McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc., Pearson Plc's Pearson Education and Penguin Group (USA) units, Viacom Inc.'s Simon & Schuster and John Wiley & Sons Inc. The...

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