A class action settlement is now pending in the Southern District of New York would authorize Google to scan copyrighted books and maintain an electronic database of books. Google will be able to sell access to individual books and subscriptions to the database, place advertisements on any page dedicated to a book, and make other commercial uses of books. Google will pay the copyright owner 63% of revenue. The settlement should be rejected.
Too Big to Infringe?
The National Law Journal
May 4, 2009
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