Post Tagged with: "Google Books"

 
  • UC Libraries Statement on Authors Guild v. Google

    The University of California libraries applaud the ruling by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals that Google’s digitization of library collections, creation of search functionality, display of snippets, and provision of copies to its partner libraries are all non-infringing fair uses. As an outcome of our partnership with Google, close to 4 million volumes digitized from UC library collections are held within the HathiTrust Digital Library, including many works that are in the public domain or long out of print.  The digitization of these collections is a necessary foundation for 21st century scholarship, enabling richer discovery and engagement with […]

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  • Google Book Search Settlement Agreement Rejected

    The Google Book Search Settlement Agreement was rejected by Federal Judge Denny Chin on March 22, 2011. Judge Chin concluded that the Agreement was not “fair, adequate, and reasonable,” per legal standards. He suggested that an “opt-in” settlement, rather than the proposed “opt-out” arragement, might ameliorate objections. The full decision can be found here. Read the UC Libraries Statement regarding the federal court decision on the proposed Google Books Amended Settlement Agreement below.

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  • UC and the Google Book Settlement

    In August 2006, the University of California became the sixth library to partner with Google to digitize volumes from UC’s extensive print collections as part of the Google Book Search Library Project. In October 2008, Google announced a settlement of a class action lawsuit by the Authors Guild of America and a separate suit by representative members of the Association of American Publishers, both of which sought to bar Google from scanning copies of in-copyright books held in the collections of major U.S. libraries. A court hearing on the settlement, which must be approved by the courts in order for […]

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