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Google Books Deal

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.

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

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

Amazon And Others Slam Revised Google Books Deal

The Wall Street Journal | Jessica E. Vascellaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home, 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 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.

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...