Google Settles E-Library Copyright Battle For $125M

Law360, New York (October 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a closely watched case that could have broad ramifications for fair use in the digital age, Google Inc. has agreed to pay $125 million and create an ambitious royalty registry for books to resolve a copyright battle brought by authors and publishers over the search engine's efforts to build a massive online library.

The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers filed a motion for preliminary settlement approval in the authors' and publishers' class action on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the...
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