Day: February 12, 2009

Google Settles Book-Search Case with Authors and PublishersGoogle Settles Book-Search Case with Authors and Publishers



Google has entered into an agreement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers to settle two lawsuits over Google’s Book Search project. This settlement will allow more materials to be easily accessible online while also ensuring that copyright holders are able to receive compensation for their works.

In 2004, Google started scanning books and making their text available online, accessible through the Google search engine. In 2005, several publishers and authors filed a class action lawsuit, claiming that Google had violated US copyright law.