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Google Books Settlement

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 Settlement 'Violates Treaties,' Says Opponent

Bloomberg News | Jeff Bliss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A $125 million settlement that would allow Google Inc. to create the world's biggest digital-book library breaks international laws and treaties, acco...

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...

Google Staunchly Defends Digital Books Agreement

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google Inc argued in a staunch and sometimes eloquent brief that an agreement reached with the Authors Guild to digitize millions of books was legal a...

Google: 'We Will Bring Books Back To Life'

The Guardian | David Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Imagine if that information could be made available to everyone, ­everywhere, at the click of a mouse. Imagine if long-forgotten books could be enjoy...

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...

Ursula Le Guin Leads Author Revolt Against Google Books, Launches Petition

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the deadline of 28 January for writers to opt out of the Google book settlement approaches, Le Guin has launched a petition, signed by almost 300 a...

Google Books Settlement: Paris Courts Find Google Guilty Of Copyright Infringement

The New York Times | MATTHEW SALTMARSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A French court ruled Friday that Google was guilty of infringing copyrights by digitizing books and putting extracts online without authorization, dea...

Google And The New Digital Future

The New York Review of Books | Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Robert Darnton The New York Review of Books November 9 is one of those strange dates haunted by history. On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, s...

Google Books Settlement: Key Players Comment

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been three years since the lawsuit was filed that launched the Google Books Settlement, a long series of back-and-forth negotiations about the co...