Thursday, December 16, 2010

Google plans to digitize millions of books

Google plans to digitize millions of books
Google Inc. and several groups of publishers looking for a deal that would lead to digitize millions of books. On Tuesday, one hour conference call occurred while a group of attorneys general to discuss the matter.

 The Justice Department also learn how Google Inc. plans to resolve copyright disputes that may arise as a result of putting the book on the Internet. Libraries will be charged for this service, which is feared to be very expensive. "There is no indication that there is a specific activity that is planned," according to a source which scans books and construction of a library of Internet sites.

Google says that millions of pounds can be accessed. "The Ministry of Justice and attorneys general and some have contacted us to learn more about the impact of the colony, and we are happy to answer them," Google representatives. Critics say the rules that Google will be able to digitize works that raises antitrust concerns.

 These works, orphan works, called, written under United States copyright whose rights are not a particular person. "My impression is that the questions focused on gathering facts," according to representatives from Google itself.

The question here is whether the authors are represented in the settlement. Last October, Google and the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers have reached an agreement to create a Book Rights Registry. Here, authors and publishers to register their works and receive compensation for selling books. The court still must approve the settlement.

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