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DOJ’s take on the Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on the Google Book Settlement saying that currently, it violates the Sherman Act. This is probably the death nail for this sucker in its current form. Although both sides say they will continue negotiating, many are wondering who they are negotiating for, as many of the stakeholders/rightsholders […]

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Google book settlement opt out nears, do you know your (lack of) rights?

As the deadline for the Google Book Settlement opt out, as negotiated by the Author’s Guild, nears, all authors need to be aware of their (lack of) rights regarding this settlement. In my opinion, this is a terrible deal for authors and artists in general as it had not punished Google for illegally copying books and gives them license in to future to continue doing so.

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this is the trend

This week Barnes and Noble has launched its eBook site, offering 700,000 titles at start. While Amazon and its Kindle continue to struggle, mostly because of proprietary format issues, B&N will allow its books to be read on the industry standard ePub format. The ePub format works on a variety of devices, from your iPhone […]

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