New Coalition Formed Against Google Book Search Settlement

Open Book Alliance, a coalition of legal scholars, authors, publishers, librarians and technology companies has formed to ensure that, “any mass book digitization and publishing effort be open and competitive” and to oppose the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action Settlement in its current form.

The Open Book Alliance, which includes Amazon.com, Yahoo!, Special Libraries Association, Microsoft, American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Internet Archive, see the settlement as a “scheme to monopolize the access, distribution and pricing of the largest digital database of books in the world.”

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