Google Book-Scanning Lawsuit Is Dropped by French Publishers
Three French publishers dropped a 9.8 million-euro ($13.8 million) lawsuit against Google Inc. (GOOG) over books scanned by the search-engine company.
Editions Albin Michel SA, Editions Gallimard SA and Flammarion made the decision in order to resume negotiations to reach a deal on scanning copyright-protected works for Google’s digital library.
“Google suspended negotiations” when the suit was filed, Brice Amor, Gallimard’s legal director, said today. The publishers dropped their claims “with the goal that the negotiations might resume.”
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See Also: See Also: After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France (via NY Times; August 7, 2011)
Info about deal with Hachette Livre.
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