Publishers Seek Delay for Google’s Digitization Plans

"The Association of American Publishers has asked Google to suspend for six months its plan to digitize books from the collections of several major research libraries and make them searchable online.

"AAP Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs Allan R. Adler told the Chronicle of Higher Education that the group made the request in a June 10 letter that stopped short of calling for the project to ‘cease and desist.’ ‘We’ve simply asked for a six-month moratorium to facilitate discussion,’ said Adler.

"Adler said in the June 21 Chronicle that the letter was prompted by AAP members’ concern that they have not ‘gotten satisfactory answers to their questions about copyright infringement.’ It requested a meeting between Google executives and leaders of the publishing association."

American Libraries Online. Publishers’ Group Seeks Six-Month Delay in Google Library Project. June 22, 2005.

See also:

Jeffrey R. Young. Publishers’ Group Asks Google to Stop Scanning Copyrighted Works for 6 Months. The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 21, 2005.

Written by sesomedia

06/30/2005 at 08:33

Posted in Web & Online

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