Google's Solution To Its Book Rights Fight

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Authors, publishers, other copyright holders and their agents are on the clock to opt out or object to a settlement agreement that implicates their exclusive rights to books, inserts and other copyrighted content.

The settlement arises out of a lawsuit filed by the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild against Google. The authors and publishers claimed that Google violated copyrights by scanning copyrighted works without permission.

The issue dates back to 2002, when Google launched a program called the “Google Library Project.” In an...
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