BubbleCow: The Google Settlement

BubbleCow reports on the set­tle­ment agreed by Google to reim­burse the authors whose works Google has been scan­ning, fiendishly, in the dead of night.

Over the past years Google has been sys­tem­at­ic­ally scan­ning lib­rary books and mak­ing the digit­al cop­ies freely avail­able on the inter­net. The poten­tial implic­a­tions to writers, the impact on their sales and the thorny issues of copy­right res­ul­ted in leg­al action and a recent set­tle­ment in the US.

BubbleCow: The Google Settlement — more money for writers?

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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