Google Makes Deal With Book Publishers

Dreyfuss, Joel
October 2008
Red Herring;10/29/2008, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the agreement of Google to pay $125 million to publishers and authors to settle two lawsuits over its plan to scan millions of books and offer access to them through its web site. The publishers and authors sued in 2005 after Google made deals in with major libraries to create digital versions of their collections. Under the agreement, Google would be able to display up to 20 percent of any book at no charge to users but the entire book would be available online for a fee.


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