This paper serves to examine the proposed Google Book Settlement by looking at Google, their wholesale scanning project, and the lawsuits brought against Google by authors and publishers. It also looks at current copyright law and the concept of fair use in regards to Google's scanning project and the proposed settlement. The reader will gain an understanding of the terms and conditions surrounding the proposed Google settlement and will see that there are still several areas that still need to be addressed.
Hart, Tara, "The Proposed Google Book Settlement: The Why and How" (2009). Master of Science in Publishing. Paper 14.
Google Book Settlement Timeline
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Updated Summary Notice: New Opt-Out/Objection Deadline is September 4, 2009
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Supplemental Notice To Authors, Publishers And Other ...
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Timeline of Printing, Publishing, Copyright Law, the Internet, Google ...