Sunday, September 27, 2009

National Writers Union asks Authors Guild to withdraw from $125m Google books settlement

New York Law School Associate Professor James Grimmelmann of the blog The Laboratorium reports that the National Writers Union has issued a statement asking the Authors Guild to withdraw from discussions about the proposed $125 million Google Books Search settlement. The Open Book Alliance, of which the National Writers Union is a member, notes the lack of “transparency and openness in the effort to digitize books.”

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