GoogleBooks settlement

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 5 14:13:12 UTC 2012

More at the link:
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google officially laid
down their arms on Thursday, ending a seven-year legal war with a peace
agreement that both parties plan to keep sealed from the public and the
The AAP first sued Google in fall 2005, a year after it announced Google
Book Search (also known as Google Books), a project the company had
jump-started by scanning hundreds of thousands of books from the shelves
of university libraries without seeking permission from the publishers
or the authors. The publishers and authors teamed up to file a class
action against Google and, after years of negotiating, agreed on a
settlement -- only to have a judge reject it last year.
Thursday’s agreement does not involve the Authors Guild, which is now
engaged in separate litigation with Google, nor does it require court
approval or public disclosure.

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