Posts Tagged 'GBS'

Google Books case set to begin next year

Judge Chin set the trial on the Google Books Settlement to begin in July 2012.  Both parties are still in negotiations, but progress has been limited.  For more information, please see the Publishers Weekly article.

Guide to Google Books Settlement available

A fourth guide to the Google Books Settlement is now available.  This guide, released by the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), helps to explain a judge’s recent rejection of the settlement.  For more information, including a link to the guide, see the District Dispatch posting.

Judge rejects Google Books settlement

Yesterday, Judge Chin, a U.S. District Court judge, rejected the settlement in the Author’s Guild et al vs. Google Inc. case.  Judge Chin stated that while the digitization would benefit many, the settlement would go too far.  For more information, including a link to Judge Chin’s opinion, see the District Dispatch posting.

Videos available for ALA Washington Office Annual Conference programs

Videos are now available online for some programs at the Annual Conference from the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office.

Google Books Settlement – Dept of Justice files concerns again

On February 4th, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed concerns again about the Google Books Settlement.  DOJ continues to be concerned about the scope of the agreement and recommends that the parties involved renegotiate the terms of the amended settlement agreement.  For more information, including a link to the filing, see the District Dispatch posting.

Updated guide to Google Books Settlement released

An updated guide to the Google Books Settlement has been released by the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries.  The guide includes information about the agreement reached on November 13th.  For more information, including a link to the guide, please see the District Dispatch posting.

Amended Google Books Settlement agreement released

The amended Google Books Settlement agreement was released. For a link to the documents, see the District Dispatch posting – Google, Parties Release Amended Book Settlement.

For some commentary on the agreement, see these Library Journal articles:

 



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