Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Google Book Settlement

Click here to read the fulltext of the news from Yahoo! News or here from the PDI. thanks.

The judge in his decision said the settlement

"is not fair, adequate, and reasonable" because it would give Google a de facto monopoly in the book search market and adversely affect the rights of millions of copyright holders.
But he acknowledged that

there are many benefits to Google's project, including that libraries, schools, researchers and disadvantaged populations would gain access to far more books; that authors and publishers would find new audiences and new sources of income; and that older books — particularly those out of print — would be preserved and given new life.

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