Google settles publishing industry suit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It may not be a marriage made in heaven. But Google and the publishing industry can at least say they have buried the hatchet on a dispute over the Internet portal's book search program.

The two sides have settled a three-year spat over a plan by Google to provide a way for people to search through the text of millions of out-of-print books.

The Google Print Library Project will feature snippets from copyrighted books. Google says the project is a chance for books, many of them already in the public domain, to get additional exposure. But the Authors Guild filed a class-action suit in 2005, calling the effort "massive copyright infringement." Then a year later, publishers sued over the project.

An official with the Authors guild says the Google agreement could be seen as "the biggest book deal in publishing history."


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