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2009-05-29 12:11:55

The European Union's executive body is going to study Google's plans to make money from its books, which are available online, after Germany said the Internet search giant's project openly disregards EU copyright laws. On Thursday the bloc's industry ministers agreed to ask the European Commission to find how Google's settlement with authors in the U.S. has affected writers' rights in the EU. "The commission will carefully study the whole issue and, if need be, to take steps," Vladimir...

2009-05-28 07:00:00

Proprietary Annotation Platform Enables Stakeholders and Experts to view all Relevant Documents and Engage in Dynamic, Contextual Discussion for Public Record NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SharedBook Inc., the custom publishing enabler, announces the launch of a new digital platform to facilitate public debate on Google's settlement with the book publishing industry in an unprecedented way, using SharedBook's patented digital annotation technology. For the first time, the full...

2009-05-19 12:00:00

ALA -- your Connection to Knowledge, Resources and Networking LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the leading international association that provides education, resources, and support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies, announced the roll out of a new brand strategy today at its Annual Conference in New Orleans. (Photo:...

2009-04-22 11:13:00

New Service Recaptures Millions in Lost Time and Productivity NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A new service from Basex (www.basex.com) is helping companies pinpoint opportunities to reduce the amount of information overload and simultaneously reduce costs within their organizations. Information overload describes an excess of information that results in the loss of ability to make decisions, process information, and prioritize tasks. The Basex Information Overload Exposure Assessment...

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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...

2009-04-03 10:00:00

U.S. libraries reponding to country's changing populations CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's population continues to become more diverse, hundreds of libraries will showcase their multicultural programs and services this April 30th during national El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). This year marks the 13th anniversary of the observance also known as Dia, and libraries across the country will host Dia celebrations with family...

2009-03-05 15:51:00

Combined Company to Offer Both Live and On-Demand Content Production Workflows, Warrant Exercise Enhances ViewCast Capital Structure PLANO, Texas and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation and delivery of professional quality video over broadband and mobile networks, and Ancept Media Server, LLC, a pioneer in digital asset management solutions,...

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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