Monday, August 24, 2009

Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo join Open Book Alliance, oppose $125m Google Book Search settlement

Google Book Scanning Project Gains Three Major Tech Opponents
Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2009
By Alex Pham

Three powerful technology companies have banded together to oppose Google Inc.'s proposed settlement with the Authors Guild and the Assn. of American Publishers over the Internet search giant's book scanning project.

Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Inc. have signed on to a coalition being assembled by the Internet Archive and Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley antitrust lawyer, said Peter Brantley, director of the Internet Archive, a San Francisco nonprofit that is trying to build a free digital library of Internet content.

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