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 IndefinitelyBy 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.