Information you may want if you’re interested in the Google Books lawsuit. I’m still reading so haven’t yet analyzed but this seems like good news?
- Settlement Administration website.
- Google Book Search’s page on the settlement.
- Association of American Publishers’ page on the settlement.
- Author’s Guild page on the settlement.
- Joint FAQ about the settlement.
- Official Google Blog entry about the settlement.
- UMich University Librarian Paul Courant’s analysis.
The library section, down near the bottom of the second link, says this.
This agreement wouldn’t have been possible without all the libraries who have preserved these books and now partnered with us to make so many of them discoverable online. We’re delighted that this agreement creates new opportunities for libraries and universities to offer their patrons and students access to millions of books beyond their own collections. In addition to the institutional subscriptions and the free public access terminals, the agreement also creates opportunities for researchers to study the millions of volumes in the Book Search index. Academics will be able to apply through an institution to run computational queries through the index without actually reading individual books.