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2010-02-18 11:00:00

NFB President Speaks at Fairness Hearing NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, which has led the fight for the equality of blind Americans for nearly seventy years, expressed support for the proposed settlement between Google and authors and publishers today in a hearing before Judge Denny Chin in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, told the court...

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...

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2010-02-05 14:55:00

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. While acknowledging that progress had been made, lawyers with the department told the U.S. District Court in New York that "issues remain." Despite good faith efforts by all involved, the revised agreement "suffers from the same core problem as the original agreement," the department said in a...

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...

2010-02-03 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 04, 2010, the Department of Justice is expected to file a brief expressing their opinions on the proposed settlement of the Google Books case. Earlier this week, Congressmen Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20) and Gene Green (TX-29) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing some concerns about the proposed settlement and sharing a letter they had received from several minority publishers who were worried that the...

2010-01-28 13:18:00

Open Book Alliance (OBA) Files Amicus Curiae with U.S. District Court in Southern District of NY Detailing Harm to Copyright Holders and Independent Markets SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance today formally filed Amicus Curiae in opposition to the proposed settlement between the Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc. and Google, Inc. The OBA filing states, "The torrent of criticism to the settlement may have produced amendments...

2010-01-28 13:05:00

Brief Argues Books Settlement Continues Steal From Absent Class Members, Remains Anticompetitive WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today filed a brief urging a federal court to reject the revised Google Books settlement because it remains anticompetitive and violates both U.S. and international law. Though the original settlement was withdrawn and amended in the face of objections from the U.S. Justice Department, Consumer Watchdog and others, "the revised...

2010-01-19 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance has been steadfast in its belief that the digitization of books is a seismic change that will help reduce the literary divide in our nation and our world, and open up new ways to more efficiently and thoroughly conduct research. However, it is critical that the commercialization of books does not trump the benefits of their digitization. The current Google Book Settlement does just that. While much debate over the...

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2010-01-11 06:50:00

Google Inc. issued a publicly apology over the weekend to a number of Chinese authors, excusing itself for inadequate communication with them before it began scanning their books into its digital library.  The apology is being viewed as a first step towards a rapprochement between the Internet behemoth and a Chinese writing guild amidst an ongoing legal row over copyright infringement. For more than five years Google has been engaged in a visionary effort to make all of the world's books...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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