Posts Tagged ‘Google Book Settlement’

Court Lets Google Appeal Digital Books Class Status

August 14, 2012 (Reuters) – “Google Inc has won the right to appeal the granting of class status to thousands of authors suing the search engine company over its ambitious plan to create the world’s largest digital books library …”

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Google Book Settlement Rejected

“When it was introduced in 2008, the Google Book Settlement was hailed by its creators as historic. Now, it is history. On March 22, after more than two years of contentious debate, Judge Denny Chin rejected the controversial proposal on copyright and antitrust grounds. A status conference is set for April 25 in New York, and the parties are free (and some say likely) to appeal the decision, though at press time no appeal had been annnounced.” — Publishers Weekly, March 28, 2011, p. 3.

For more information, visit ALA’s Google Book Settlement Site.