Google To Share Sales Of Out-Of-Print Scanned Books

Law360, New York (September 10, 2009, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. has announced that it will allow any book retailer to sell access to out-of-print books being made available through its proposed Google Books virtual library deal.

Google will host the digital books online, and retailers can sell access to users on any Internet-connected device, Chief Legal Officer David Drummond said in a statement released Thursday during a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing on competition and commerce in digital books.

Retailers also can pursue their own digitization efforts of out-of-print books in parallel, he...
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