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GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH SETTLEMENT DEADLINE TO OPT-OUT IS NEARING

In 2004 Google announced its initiative to digitize 15 million books from university and public libraries within ten years. Naturally, many authors and publishers objected to the project which was supposed to include books still protected under copyright. The Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild of America sued Google for copyright infringement. Google defended its Google Book Search service saying that the entire project should be considered fair use.

Recently an out-of-court settlement was reached between the parties. Individual authors and copyright holders have until May 5, 2009 to decide whether to opt-out of the class action lawsuit.

? Valery Milgrom, 1997 - 2012

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