Google Books Settlement Case Delay

Apparently, the Google Books Settlement case has been delayed indefinitely…

September 24, 2009, 6:34 pm

Google Books Settlement Delayed Indefinitely

By Miguel Helft

As currently written, the controversial settlement between Google and groups representing publishers and authors is officially dead. On Thursday, a federal judge gave the parties time to negotiate a new deal that would address some of the many objections filed by various groups… Read more…

Also the court in Paris, France, will hear a case against Google Books that the deal breaches France’s Copyright laws.

French publishers point out that French law offers more protection to copyright holders because it does not include the “fair use” exception to copyright breaches contained in US law. Google has often cited the “fair use” principle to defend its scanning project.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

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