Monday, June 11, 2012

Google settles some French book scanning lawsuits

Bloomberg reports that Google has settled the remaining lawsuits with the Syndicat National de l'Edition (SNE, the French Publishers Association) and the SGDL Society of Authors (it previously settled with Hachette Livre and La Martiniere Group.) The settlements will allow Google to begin to sell out-of-print titles in France, although no financial terms were released. Google will also sponsor a school-reading program run by the SNE, and will financially support development of a database of book authors and rights-owners by the SGDL Society of Authors.
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