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Google Books vs. Library Books?

On September 21, 2009 By JETLaw

On Friday, the Justice Department pushed for a federal court judge to reject a settlement proposal that would allow Google to digitally scan library books and place them online. The Justice Department’s push for rejection was celebrated by authors, the Open Book Alliance, and others who opposed the proposal, stating that:

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Last November, we reported that Google had agreed to a $125 million settlement of a copyright class action filed against it by the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild in response to its Google Book Search endeavor. The details of the settlement agreement [...]

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Amazon has recently introduced a newer, spiffier version of their wireless reading device, the Kindle. For those of you unfamiliar with this device, it is an electronic book reader that allows you to download a digital book from the Internet and then read it on a high-resolution screen. This updated version has an [...]

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Google has agreed to pay a total of $125 million to settle a lawsuit brought by authors and publishers due to Google’s efforts to put books online. Google will be able to put millions of volumes online now, most of which are no longer in print. Those behind the class-action lawsuit filed it [...]

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