Friday, October 05, 2012

Google Deal Gives Publishers a Choice - Digitize or Not - NYTimes.com

The final chapter in a long-running dispute
"The deal allows publishers to choose whether to allow Google to digitize their out-of-print books that are still under copyright protection. If Google does so, it will also provide them with a digital copy for their own use, perhaps to sell on their Web sites.
For books that it has digitized, Google allows people to read 20 percent of them online and purchase the entire books from the Google Play store, and it shares revenue with the publishers. The two parties did not disclose additional financial terms of the agreement, but the publishers had not asked for monetary damages."
Google Deal Gives Publishers a Choice - Digitize or Not - NYTimes.com
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