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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Google Book Search Settlement

Claims have been made that Google has violated the copyrights of "Rightsholders" by scanning in-copyright books without permission and displaying excerpts. A class action lawsuit has been filed by authors and publishers and a settlement has been agreed to. If this is the first you've heard of this, you might want to do a "Google Book Search" and see if you have a book that has been scanned by Google without your permission or the permission of your publisher. If you do, then you have three options: Opt out of the settlement, do nothing, or Opt in. For more information you can visit http://www.googlebooksettlement.com

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