Law360 (July 31, 2009, 11:13 AM EDT) -- Much has been written recently about the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s investigation of a proposed settlement of copyright infringement lawsuits in which book authors and publishers sued Google Inc. for its efforts to digitize books for online searching and reading.
Google should be applauded for its ambitious efforts to digitize books. By creating an enormous digital library of online books, Google’s efforts could transform research, vastly improve access to out of print works and reduce costs for individuals, schools, libraries and other organizations that may no longer have to purchase and store books in hard copy.
The proposed settlement...
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