Monday, September 07, 2009

FT.com / Media - Google gives ground in digital books dispute

More on the Google lawyer-full-employment act

The company has agreed to have two non-US representatives on the governing board of the registry that will administer the settlement, according to a letter sent to 16 European Union publishers’ representatives at the weekend, a copy of which has been seen by the Financial Times.

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According to the letter, it is also promising to consult European publishers before cataloguing some European works in its digital library.

The concessions – designed to counter complaints from European publishers that they have not had enough say in the US settlement – do nothing to resolve accusations by Germany and others that the settlement violates copyright law in other countries.

FT.com / Media - Google gives ground in digital books dispute

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