A Good Day For Authors

Law360, New York (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Just two weeks ago I gave a presentation where I said sometimes we needed a legal process to sort out thorny issues, and cited the Google Book Search case where publishers were suing the search engine giant for reproducing copyrighted works given to them by major university libraries without obtaining the permission of copyright owners.

Well, it seems that process has worked, and a settlement has been reached among publishers, libraries and Google. I won’t go into the details of the agreement; you can read our...
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