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Google Books Deal

It's About Search, Stupid

Devereux Chatillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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.

Google Books Reaches Deal With Italy: Will Other Countries, Including The US, Follow Suit?

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google Books has extended its presence in Europe with a deal reached Wednesday to digitize "up to one million" ancient Italian texts from libraries in...

Google Books Gets Its Day In Court

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A judge Thursday questioned whether Google and lawyers for authors and publishers went too far when they struck a deal that would let...

Amazon And Others Slam Revised Google Books Deal

The Wall Street Journal | Jessica E. Vascellaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com, one of the most outspoken critics of the original settlement, Wednesday filed an objection to the revised one, raising many of the same ob...

Google Books: A High Bar for Approval

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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 Makes Concessions On Digital Book Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Internet search leader Google will ease its control over millions of copyright-protected books earmarked for its digital library...

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

Peter Brantley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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: 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.

Feds Balk At Google Books Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Justice Department advised a federal judge Friday that a proposed legal settlement giving Google Inc. the digital right...

Google's Book Battle Rages On, Proposed Deal Makes "Mockery" Of Copyright Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's top copyright official has joined the mounting opposition to a class-action settlement that would give Google Inc. th...

Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon To Challenge Google Book Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — The fight against a legal settlement that would give Google Inc. the digital rights to millions of copyrighted books is starting...

Consumers & Authors Uniting Against Google Book Deal

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Court

Google's overreaching in trying to tightly control scanned digital copies of world literature has stuck an alarm bell with more than just consumers and the Justice Department.

Google Anti-Trust Investigation: Justice Department Opens Inquiry Into Google Books Deal

New York Times | MIGUEL HELFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into Google's settlement with authors and publishers over its Google Boo...