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Google Copyright Talks Continue With Publishers, Authors

Published on September 15, 2011
by Chad Bray

Google Inc. and publisher and author groups are continuing to discuss options to resolve copyright litigation over a proposed digital library of books after a federal judge earlier this year rejected a settlement in the case, lawyers for both sides said Thursday.

In March, Denny Chin, now a U.S. Circuit Judge in Manhattan, rejected a revised $125 million deal to resolve separate lawsuits over scanning books for online distribution by Google via its Google Books site. In his decision, the judge found the pact would give Google the ability to “exploit” books without the permission of copyright owners.

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