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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 &...

2010-02-17 07:07:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you having trouble finding out, who invented the stethoscope? Do you want to know who owns the apartment building on 49th street? Are you sitting at your computer frustrated trying to figure out where to start on your big research project? Live expert help is just a click away with Ask a Librarian. Ask a Librarian (www.askalibrarian.org) is a FREE online service for all Floridians. With Ask a Librarian, you are connected to a...

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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...

2010-01-29 09:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China's renowned video website, Ku6.com, held a news conference in Beijing this morning, announcing that it had begun to clean up locally produced video content and indicated that it would spare no effort in realizing comprehensive legalization. Prior to this, Ku6.com had already deleted all non-copyrighted European and American video content uploaded by netizens. At the news conference, Ku6.com also announced that is believes Youku.com has pirated...

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...

2010-01-13 14:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS), an industry-leading library solutions provider and developer of the ArchivalWare digital library and content management software, has announced it will acquire LibLime, the global leader in open-source software solutions for libraries. The transaction is expected to close before the end of January 2010. "PTFS has supported ILS solutions for 15 years and is committed to resolving community...

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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...

2010-01-07 07:30:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Serials Solutions is pleased to announce its partnership with Springshare, the maker of LibGuides. Together, Serials Solutions and Springshare will provide the first ERAMS-based LibGuides integration, enabling common subscribers to create LibGuides A-to-Z lists powered by the authoritative e-resource data of Serials Solutions(R) KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. "Serials Solutions and Springshare are passionate about delivering compelling end user...


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