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2009-11-06 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like many others, the Open Book Alliance awaits the release on November 9 of a revised proposed settlement from Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. If repeated signals from Google and its partners over the last month are to be taken at face value, we don't expect significant changes to the earlier settlement proposal that was soundly rejected by the Department of Justice and many others. "Settlement 2.0" is...

2009-10-08 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Digital Asset Management (DAM) Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2008 to 2014 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0153932/Reportlinker-Adds-Digital-Asset-Management-(DAM)-Market-Opportunities-Strategies-and-Forecasts-2008-to-2014.html WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on digital asset content management markets....

2009-10-07 15:54:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers, and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, today issued the following statement from co-founder Peter Brantley in response to today's U.S. District Court hearing on the Google Book Settlement case: "Based on the court hearing today, one thing is clear -- whatever revised settlement Google and...

2009-10-06 13:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of leading academic, library, consumer advocacy, organized labor and publishing organizations joined the Open Book Alliance today in calling on Google and its litigation partners to create an open and transparent process to negotiate a settlement in the Google Book Search case. The parties published an open letter to Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, demanding that they include key stakeholders to...

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2009-09-23 12:49:05

Google's $125 million settlement of a lawsuit that would give them the digital rights to millions of out-of-print books will be renegotiated after the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that the deal probably violates antitrust law, The Associated Press reported. Google representatives and lawyers for The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and other plaintiffs met with senior Justice Department officials last Thursday and agreed to work with the government to resolve...

2009-09-22 17:27:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers, and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, today issued the following statement in response to the settlement parties' motion for a postponement of the October 7 fairness hearing: "When the proposed Google Book Settlement came before the court, hundreds and hundreds of diverse voices raised...

2009-09-21 16:33:00

"One thing is certain -- the proposed Google Book Settlement, as it's currently written, will not go through." SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers, and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, today issued the following statement from co-founder Peter Brantley in response to the Department of Justice's filing with the U.S. District...

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2009-09-20 07:25:00

The Department of Justice advised a federal judge on Friday to reject a proposed legal settlement between Google Inc. and a large group of authors and publishers.  The agreement would allow the Internet search giant to scan and sell millions of out-of-print books online. In its brief filed late Friday in a U.S. District Court in New York, the Justice Department said the class action settlement raises copyright and anti-trust issues, and threatens to thwart competition and drive up prices...

2009-09-18 21:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers, and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's filing with the U.S. District Court: "The Open Book Alliance is pleased with the action taken today by the Department of Justice, which we believe will help to protect the...

2009-09-15 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With national unemployment topping 9 percent and many Americans seeking online information and new technology skills that can help keep them and their families afloat in hard times, U.S. public libraries are first responders in a time of economic uncertainty. "Libraries Connect Communities 3: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2008-2009," a new report released today by the American Library Association (ALA), says libraries...


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