Google Reaches Deal To Digitize Books In France

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. said Monday it had reached a deal in France to make out-of-print books available online, putting an end to a six-year legal battle in which authors and publishers accused the company of copyright infringement.

Philippe Colombet, who heads Google Books' operation in France, said in a blog post that the French Publishers Association and the French Author's Association would withdraw their lawsuits against the technology giant, after the sides agreed to a framework that would allow Google to continue with a plan to make...
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