GoogleBooks settlement

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 5 18:59:00 UTC 2012

At 10/5/2012 02:30 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>I thought the following was the most interesting paragraph in
>the "Inside Higher Ed" article, but it is not clear how many books
>will be removed and how many will be made more accessible.
>[Begin excerpt]
>According to Tom Turvey, director of strategic partnerships for
>Google's search services division, the basic thrust of the accord is
>this: All the books with publisher-owned copyrights that Google
>initially scanned into its database from university libraries will now
>be either removed from the company's database or made more easily
>available through the Google Books interface, which lets visitors read
>20 percent of each book for free.
>[End excerpt]

We may never know how many -- a later paragraph says:
>The exact terms of the deal are mysterious. In an interview, Turvey
>and Tom Allen, the president of AAP, declined to expand on the terms
>of content licensing or whether the settlement involved any kind of
>additional payout.


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