Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Google "A federal judge rejected Google's $125 million class-action settlement with authors and publishers, delivering a blow to the company's ambitious plan to build the world's largest digital library and bookstore. Judge Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York said that the settlement went too far in granting Google rights to profit from books without the permission of copyright owners, and that it was 'not fair, adequate and reasonable'." Here is a desk. Please to bang head against it repeatedly until world starts making sense.
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Comment by OSbunny
by OSbunny on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 03:03 UTC
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Well if you read through that article you see that Google only agreed to that settlement because it would get the right to publish orphaned works as well. Basically everyone involved including the publishers, authors and Google were profiting from the work of others. This judgement means they can't do that. Now they can only hawk their own work which is how things are supposed to be.

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RE: Comment by OSbunny
by WorknMan on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 04:08 in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
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Well, as someone who is visually impaired and greatly benefits from being able to increase font sizes in ebooks, I don't care WHO digitizes these books, as long as somebody does.

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