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Why Are 3 French Publishers Suing Google?

The Bookseller | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home

French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard are suing Google for having scanned 9,797 books without prior permission for its Google Book ...

Toshiba To Enter eBook Market

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Toshiba has released a preview page for its upcoming online eBook store Book Place. Book Place will offer today's best-sellers, cookbooks, travel guid...

It's About Search, Stupid

Devereux Chatillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Devereux Chatillon

If the Google Books search settlement is approved, Google's insuperable advantage may well prevent all the other possible players, public and private, from helping to create something truly public and accessible to all.

Last Chance to Opt Out of Google Book Settlement

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pamela Samuelson

January 28 is the last day on which owners of copyrights in books published in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia can opt out or object to the proposed settlement of the Google Book Search (GBS) class action lawsuit initiated in 2005 by the Authors Guild.

Google Books and the High Bar for Approval: Why Opt-In May Sink the Deal

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Brantley

The only way this book digitization effort makes business sense for Google is if it can amass control over a sizeable swath of rights and can monetize those rights at will in future business models.

Google Books: A High Bar for Approval

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Brantley

Those of us who have been following this case closely are left scratching our heads by the actions taken by Google and its partners since the Department of Justice's intervention.

Google Books: Right Goal, Wrong Solution

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Brantley

Google suggests that the worthiness of its pursuit justifies a prompt settlement in the Book Search case. But in fact, it is the very enormity of the issue that demands it be deliberated publicly, not haggled over privately.

Google Book Settlement 1.0 Is History

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

The parties are now going back to the drawing board to negotiate an amended settlement agreement. However, the GBS deal can't be fixed by tweaking a few details.

Competition That Works: Why the Google Books Project Is Good for Consumers and Its Competitors

David Balto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Balto

There are two fundamental questions at issue in this battle. First, will consumers significantly benefit? And, secondly, will the project in any way hurt the ability of others to compete in the market?

Books in Limbo

James Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Shapiro

What effect will the proposed Google Book Settlement (or its derailment) have on students and scholarship?

Why is the Antitrust Division Investigating the Google Book Search Settlement?

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Antitrust analysis generally starts with a definition of the affected market. The market for digital books is currently rather small, but it is growing.

The Audacity of the Google Book Search Settlement

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Sorry, Kindle. The Google Book Search settlement will be, if approved, the most significant book industry development in the modern era.

Google Wants All World's Books and Will Pay All the Authors

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Google's Book Search project has already scanned and indexed 7 million volumes. Pending approval from a Federal court, the project is due to expand globally.

Google Book Search Opens Trove Of Rare Books

New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Ben Zimmer, executive producer of a Web site and software package called the Visual Thesaurus, was seeking the earliest use o...