Thursday, September 24, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

In early October, a New York court is slated to rule on whether or not Google will be permitted to publish millions of books online. Google is seeking to publish the books and compensate the authors every time their work is viewed online. The online company states that they would set up a Book Rights Registry Fund with $125 million to pay the authors. According to the BBC, "The deal was agreed in October 2008 with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) after they sued Google for copyright infringement."

The BBC also reveals that Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo have all expressed their objections to the deal. The U.S. Justice Department is also suggesting that the New York court declines to implement the deal.

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