Google Given the Green Light to Publish Copyrighted Books
A $125million settlement means consumers will soon be able to read in-copyright books online.
In what has been hailed as the start of the digital reading revolution, Google have been given the go-ahead to make in-copyright books available for public download.
Readers will soon be able to search, preview and read millions of in-copyright but out-of-print books online using Google Book Search. The internet giant are said to already have over 7 million books scanned into their database, many of which are not readily available elsewhere either on or off-line.
Google’s announcement, made yesterday, represents the culmination of a two year copyright lawsuit pursued by the American Association of Publishers and the Authors Guild.