Judge rejects Google’s book deal with publishers

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March 22, 2011
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"A federal judge rejected a proposed $125 million class-action settlement between Google and book publishers on Tuesday, saying the deal was 'not fair, adequate and reasonable.' US District Court Judge Denny Chin said that it would have allowed Google to still profit on books without getting the permission of the publisher. Google was sued by the Author's Guild in September 2005 and by the Association of American Publishers the following month, claiming its plans to digitize books to create a massive online library violated copyright. The two sides decided to settle out of court, negotiating a deal they saw as beneficial to both sides." (03/22/11)



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