Google agrees with American publishers on copyright

Google and the Association of American Publishers AAP made ​​public Thursday, 4 October 2012, a settlement agreement on copyright line, which puts an end to seven years of legal battle. According to their joint statement, Google and the AAP found "a settlement agreement that will allow access to books and newspapers subject to copyright and digitized by Google for its library project" online. Currently, Google Books (Books), the user accesses and extracts from books can buy and download their full digital shop online Play.

The agreement, which does not need to be validated by the U.S. justice, balance proceedings initiated by a complaint filed in October 2005 by five publishers AAP members (McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Penguin, John Wiley & Sons, Simon & Schuster). Part of the terms of the agreement are confidential. But it gives such American publishers choose to make available their books or newspapers in the online library Google or remove them. The union American authors continued, however, his lawsuit.

In France, in June 2012, the society of men of letters and the National Union of publishing, have revealed that a framework agreement was signed with Google. This agreement resolved including the issue of remuneration of authors and publishers of books still in copyright unavailable.
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