Google Settles Copyright Violation Case- The Future Of Books On Line

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Google Inc has settled the class-action lawsuit with the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild who represent about 8,000 writers. google book search lawsuit

The class- action law suit claimed that Google violated copyright law by scanning books without the permission of the authors. Google will pay $125 Million dollars as part of the settlement of this lawsuit.

The groups have given permission to Google to scan and post out of print books and in print books into the Google Book Search system. In the Book search authors and publishers will get royalties and a portion of the advertising revenues.

Doug Isenberg, a copyright attorney in Atlanta Georgia said,"The issue and the core question has basically been, how can someone legally make electronic copies of existing books and other publications and make them available to the public on the Internet."

As a result of the outcome of this case, the fact remains, you must get permission from the copyrighted material owners. End of Story!

With Google's new Book Search; consumers will be able to find and read samples of books online and from tehir computer be able to view an entire book for a fee. Libraries and schools will be able to get a wider access to the books through a subscription type system. The money that is generated through this will be split between Google, the publishers and the authors.

As for me I feel like there is nothing like the feel of a good book. I like the way books look, I like to turn the pages with my fingers and I like to just put my bookmark where I leave off. I also love to highlight, write notes and keep books with me wherever I go. If I have a few moments to spare waiting in line somewhere, I will pull out one of the books I am reading and grab a chapter or two. I think that many other people feel the same way and while the Google Book search will be a great way to discover and search for new books to buy, ultimately most people will still want to feel that book in their hands and see it on their bookshelf.

For more information about copyrights, what you can and can not copyright and what your rights are under the Copyright laws, click here to learn more.

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Emily- Don't be afraid!

Oct 30, 2008 01:27 PM #19
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Scott- Yes, I never thought of the backlight either. Thanks so much for helping us. The package is in Latvia and I just got your package today.

Oct 30, 2008 01:29 PM #20
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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a great book, we have much in common.

Oct 30, 2008 01:31 PM #21
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Nicholas- Thanks, and of course the scriptures are the first thing that I reach for.

Oct 30, 2008 01:34 PM #22
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Hey, now your hitting below the belt. That goes without saying.

Oct 30, 2008 01:42 PM #23
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The books I kept are in a plastic rolling bin under my bed. Once in awhile I'll pick one and read .....what I need to remind myself of something....

 

Oct 30, 2008 01:47 PM #24
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Katarina - Here you go!

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Sleep tight!

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Oct 30, 2008 01:49 PM #25
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Katerina looks like even the big guys have to follow the rules:)

Oct 30, 2008 02:11 PM #26
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Hi Katerina!  I had not heard anything about this!  You always have such interesting news!  I too, love the feel AND smell (I know that sounds strange!) of a book--there's something about them that brings back those childhood comfort memories.

Debe in Charlotte

Oct 30, 2008 02:42 PM #27
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Chastity Guevara
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I love reading books too and would much rather have the book in my hands.  I really don't like trying to find a book on line.  I like browsing shelves of books.  I am very picky about what I read and it usually takes me hours to find one I have a feel for.  It takes way to long on the Internet, but I guess I can see why Google is scanning the books.  To each his/her own.

Oct 30, 2008 03:30 PM #28
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Google got it's feet wet with this one, but it gave them a chance to get further in the market with the allowments given to them. It's nice to know you can scan out of print boks. I'll see if i can get more info on this though as it would be quite interesting for some of you who are interested in relating today's real estate market with those in the past , by using scans from old books.

Oct 30, 2008 04:54 PM #29
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Wow that is one huge settlement! I guess the attorneys will really clean  up! One of my favorite indoor places to be is a great bookstore. I could spend hours in there and still not get enough!

Oct 30, 2008 04:59 PM #30
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Our Library system offers e books and I was just talking with my son about reading a whole book on the computer and how it just did not feel right.  he said they are coming out with something like an i-Pod that can be used to download books onto so it becomes portable.  It still does not have the same value to me.  I want to turn the pages and see the amount I have read and how much I have to go.

Oct 31, 2008 12:17 AM #31
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I agree about holding a book - it's a little difficult to curl up with a laptop on the sofa, although there are products like Kindle on Amazon that I believe you could use this for.  I'm glad the authors are getting compensated - they usually get the short end of the money!

Oct 31, 2008 01:12 AM #32
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Well, I wish them luck. I don't enjoy reading at my computer and prefer a comfortable position but I guess if I had a hand held computer the size of a book then it would be plausible for me.

 

Oct 31, 2008 01:49 AM #33
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I just thought.....it would save a bunch of trees! lol.

Oct 31, 2008 01:50 AM #34
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Katerina- Glad I was able to be of help! Please keep me posted on the progress.

Best,

Scott

Oct 31, 2008 01:11 PM #35
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Katerina~  Since you love books, you will really appreciate all of these books. (Photo of the library in a home I am listing in Hanson, KY) This is only half of it! Isn't it awesome?   Vickie McCartneyWall of books in Library of Home on Daybreak,Hanson KY

Nov 01, 2008 07:43 AM #36
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Vickie- that is MY DREAM LIBRARY!!!!!  I LOVE the photo! There was a study of the most successful people, and the one thing they had in common was that they had book libraries in their homes. The books you read are have an influence on the money you make.

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Katerina, I agree that the feel of a book is important to my enjoyment of it.  And having it put on my wall of bookcases is another part of the whole thing.  Guess I'm just very old fashioned!

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