Path to the Future

Publishers Weekly – “Before authors and publishers filed their groundbreaking lawsuits, Google was on a path to scan millions of copyrighted books without compensating authors or publishers, or even considering their interests as the creators of this vast repository of intellectual property. The lawsuits derailed the Google Express and brought it to the negotiating table. The result is the historic class action settlement, which, if approved by the court, offers the best opportunity for book publishing to confront the digital world without suffering the fate of the newspaper industry.”

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