Google, publishers agree to e-book settlement

Seven years of litigation comes to an end

Google Inc. has finally reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which sued the search engine giant for copying millions of books for its digital library.

The suit dates back to 2005, when The Authors Guild and the AAP sued Google. The plaintiffs said that when Google—in partnership with libraries such as the New York Library and Stanford University Libraries—made around 20 million electronic copies of books for its digital library, it violated their copyrights.


Cathleen Flahardy

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