Google and Publishers reach settlement on Digital Library Project

Posted On October 5, 2012
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The Association of American Publishers and Google have settled a seven-year dispute over Google’s book digitisation program.

Under the terms of the settlement, US publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Digital Library Project.

Google will allow users to browse up to 20 percent of a book’s content, and then enable them to purchase digital copies through Google Play.

This settlement does not affect Google’s current litigation with the Authors Guild or otherwise address the underlying questions in that suit.

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