Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Google Settles with AAP, Authors Guild

Read the article...

This provision is particularly significant:
"Compensation to Authors and Publishers and Control Over Access to Their Works -- Distributing payments earned from online access provided by Google and, prospectively, from similar programs that may be established by other providers, through a newly created independent, not-for-profit Book Rights Registry that will also locate rightsholders, collect and maintain accurate rightsholder information, and provide a way for rightsholders to request inclusion in or exclusion from the project."

I'll be very interested to see how they pull that off...

Here is an information page for copyright holders.

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