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Google settles seven-year litigation over scanning books

updated 11:49 am EDT, Thu October 4, 2012

Google, Association of American Publishers settle dispute, outline terms

Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) on Thursday revealed that their long-standing dispute over copyright infringement has been settled. The Google Books service was argued to be a violation of copyrights of the authors that wrote them. As part of the agreement, US publishers can choose to make available or remove their books or journals in the Google Library Project.

Those who chose to keep their works in the Project can also choose to receive a digital copy for their own use or sale. US publishers can also now make their own agreements with Google. As all the parties involved approved the deal, courts don't need to rule on it.

Google's other legal dispute with The Authors Guild continues unaffected, however. [via TheVerge]

by MacNN Staff



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