Google pays $125m to settle online books dispute
Google is to pay $125m (£78m) to authors and publishers to settle a high-profile copyright infringement dispute over the search engine's efforts to put books online, reports The Recorder. The settlement, which has been reached after three years of legal wrangling, will allow Google to go ahead with its project of digitising millions of books. "Obviously we think the settlement is great and will provide a really exciting new platform for making content available to users," said Daralyn Durie, a partner with San Francisco's Keker & Van Nest, who represented Google in the settlement talks.
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