Thu, 23/07/2009 - 07:24
The Publishers Association will file a submission to the European Union about Google's book-scanning programme after it launched a consultation into the deal.
During a meeting on 7th September, the EU will examine how the $125m settlement, between US publishers and Google, will affect European copyright. Critics of the deal have...
Tue, 21/07/2009 - 07:27
European Union regulators are to ask publishers and authors about how they think Google's book-scanning programme will affect European copyright.
A meeting has been planned for 7th September to evaluate the $125m settlement between the internet search company and US publishers. The Associated Press reports that EU spokesman Oliver...
Fri, 03/07/2009 - 06:00
The US Justice Department has confirmed that it is conducting an antitrust investigation into the settlement of a lawsuit that groups representing authors and publishers filed against Google, reports the New York Times. Antitrust experts said the letter was the latest indication that the Justice Department was seriously examining...
Tue, 16/06/2009 - 07:32
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has criticised the Google Settlement, saying that the proposed deal "needs to be revisited". Bezos was being interview by Wired's Steven Levy at the technology magazine's Disruptive by Design conference in New York. When asked about the proposed settlement, Bezos told delegates: "We have...
Wed, 10/06/2009 - 08:28
The US Justice Department has sent formal demands to Google Inc and publishers, including Hachette US, for information about the Google Settlement, in a move that it has been suggested could further stall the deal.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the civil investigative demands, or CIDs, are the strongest sign yet that the...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 07:17
Google appears to be throwing down the gauntlet in the e-book market, reports the New York Times. In discussions with publishers at the annual BookExpo convention in New York over the weekend, Google signaled its intent to introduce a program by that would enable publishers to sell digital versions of their newest books direct to consumers...
Sun, 31/05/2009 - 09:57
The European Commission has confirmed that it is to launch an inquiry into the digitalisation of millions of books by Google, without the permission of their rights holders, to see whether the European Union (EU) should protect authors and publishers.
This follows a request made yesterday (28th May) by the EU Council of Ministers meeting...
Thu, 28/05/2009 - 07:28
EU ministers are today (28th May) expected to call for an investigation into whether Google has breached EU law. The German government has said that Google has "stolen a march" on rival digital library projects with its Google Book Search.
In a note circulated prior to today's Competitiveness Council meeting, the German...
Thu, 21/05/2009 - 06:59
Google has signed an agreement with the University of Michigan that would give it and other participating libraries a say over the prices Google could charge for its digital library.
The new agreement, which Google hopes other libraries will endorse, lets the University of Michigan object if it thinks the prices Google charges libraries...
Mon, 11/05/2009 - 05:48
A group of state attorneys general are looking into a proposed settlement Google Inc reached with author and publisher groups, reports Reuters. The attorneys general discussed the deal in a one-hour conference call last week, said Peter Brantley, director of the Internet Archive.
The US Justice Department is also making inquiries about...