Full Text of the British Library's Digitization Contract With Google + Links to Other Google Digi Agreements
Thanks to the persistence of Javier Ruiz of the British Open Rights Group, you can now read [pdf] the contract between the British Library and Google Books. Google has shrouded its book digitization contracts in non-disclosures wrapped in lead sheathing that is then buried in collapsed portions of the Wieliczka salt mines. It took a Freedom of Information Act request by Javier to get access, and Google restricts further re-distribution.
More info and a link to the contract is included in the JOHO post
See Also: More Google Digitization Agreements (Full Text)
- From 2009: Summary: “The University of Michigan and Google Amended Digitization Agreement”
Direct to Full Text (PDF) & 2004 UM/Google Agreement (PDF)
- Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Agreement (2007) (PDF)
- U. of Texas: Agreement (PDF) / Amendment (2009) (PDF)
Hat Tip: Jill O’Neill
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