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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...

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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, 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"...

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2009-04-20 12:02:09

Officials at UNESCO headquarters in Paris announced the launch of the World Digital Library on Monday. The library represents a massive collection of books, films, photographs and other materials from libraries across the globe. UNESCO's new library will become the world's third major digital library, behind Google's Book Search and the EU's Europeana. U.S. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington is credited with establishing the basis of the new digital library during a speech to the U.S....

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...

2009-04-04 12:50:00

U.S. Internet search engine giant Google should not be allowed nearly exclusive rights to out-of-print books for its online publishing venture, critics say. Academics and public interest groups alike are threatening to file legal briefs to block a lawsuit settlement that may give Google the rights to millions of out-of-print texts whose publishing rights are owned by unknown or missing sources, The New York Times reported Saturday. Harvard University Library head Robert Darnton said if the...

2009-03-18 23:01:00

SAN DIEGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Content for the Reader Digital Book by Sony just blew wide open. Starting today, The eBook Store from Sony will provide access to more than a half-million public domain books from Google optimized for current models of the Reader. At Sony's eBook store (ebookstore.sony.com), a button on the front page leads to the books from Google, which people can transfer to their PRS-505 or PRS-700 Reader at no cost. The process is seamless for Reader owners who have...

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...

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2009-01-06 12:31:43

Scholars and others with specialized interests have been turning to Google for information ever since the company began scanning printed books four years ago. Every month users view at least 10 pages of more than half of the one million out-of-copyright books that Google has scanned into its servers, according to Dan Clancy, the engineering director for Google book search. "Google's book search allows you to look for things that would be very difficult to search for otherwise," said Ben...

2008-10-31 18:00:19

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for access to information by the blind, announced today that the recent settlement between Google and authors and publishers over the Google Books project, if approved by the courts, will have a profound and positive impact on the ability of blind people to access the printed word. The terms of the settlement that was reached on October 28, among Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers, on behalf...

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...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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