Friday, 5 February 2010

Fairness hearing regarding Google Books settlement on the 18th of February

in 2 weeks On the 18th of February there will be a fairness hearing at the US Department of Justice. According to Norman Oder the settlement now faces the biggest challenges ever (for more details please have a look at

well, now there is a new development:
the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in a long-awaited Statement of Interest, yesterday warned that the amended settlement still goes too far in giving Google advantages in distributing scanned books, as well as raising concerns about pricing (which has been one of the key issues raised by the library community).
For further information and an insight on the developments of this argument between the different parties please have a look at the recent "Library Journal"-article .
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