US Justice Department Rejects Google Book Settlement

February 9, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The US Justice Department determined that copyright and antitrust issues haven’t been adequately addressed in the latest proposed settlement between Google and authors and publishers in the ongoing copyright infringement suit against the online giant.

The lawsuit, now in its fifth year of litigation, claims that Google is breaching artist copyright by attempting to digitally scan copyrighted books and include them in the Google books online repository.

The Author’s Guild, for its part, is trying to settle the case with Google instead of wasting legal funds and energy to win empty victories similar to what the RIAA did with Napster and Grokster, the Guild said in a statement on its website.

However, the Open Book Alliance, a group opposed to the settlement that includes Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo, was pleased with the rejection of the latest deal.

Read more about this story at Book Publishing Industry Today:

Latest Google Book news – http://books.einnews.com/news/google-book
Latest Authors Guild news – http://books.einnews.com/news/authors-guild

Located at http://books.einnews.com, Book Publishing Industry Today is a service of EIN News, an industry leader in news monitoring for business professionals and analysts. Using a combination of proprietary search technology and human editing, EIN News delivers to its members the latest book publishing news from around the world, saving them valuable time they’d spend searching for information. New users to Book Publishing Industry Today can enjoy a no-obligation, one-week free trial.

About EIN Presswire
The EIN Presswire press release distribution service is a news-syndication solution that distributes news to more than 10 million visitors annually at EIN News and millions more through its press release distribution partners. A news source for leading journalists, decision-makers and industry professionals worldwide, EIN Presswire targets press releases to a wide array of worldwide business professionals in more than 80 different industries. EIN Presswire also offers affiliate network opportunities and news distribution to tens of thousands of news subscribers daily. Read the newest business news at http://www.einpresswire.com and the latest world news in more than 80 different industries at http://www.einnews.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: