Monday, September 07, 2009 / 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.


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. / Media - Google gives ground in digital books dispute

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