May 25, 2022

Google Book-Scanning Lawsuit Is Dropped by French Publishers

From Bloomberg:

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: Google Books: “Google Strikes Deal With French Publisher La Martiniere Groupe” (August 25, 2011)

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.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.