Google Books – The Epic Legal Saga Continues

The ongoing legal drama that is the six year-old class action suit against  Google Books for scanning millions of books without copyright consent, reached a new chapter recently when a US court blocked the company’s attempts to reach an agreement with publishers.

“Copyright concerns persisted, as the ownership of many of the works being scanned by Google could not be established, meaning many would be unable to claim the royalty payment. ‘The [amended settlement agreement] would give Google a significant advantage over competitors, rewarding it for engaging in wholesale copying of copyrighted works without permission, while releasing claims well beyond those presented in the case,’ said judge Denny Chin.” [Read More]

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