Google Book Settlement Thrown Out

by on November 15, 2013

google-books“Judge Chin said that while the digitisation of books and the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many, the revised settlement “would simply go too far”, permitting the online giant to implement a business arrangement “that would grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books, without permission of the copyright owners”. Chin urged that the settlement be revised from “opt-out” to “opt-in” and set a 25 April date for a “status conference” at which to discuss next steps.”

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