Google wins an appeal on class status for the Authors Guild lawsuit. This decision may have far-reaching effects on the case and fair use principles.
Publishers have lost ground in the public debate of the role of publishing in scholarly communications. A new strategy is needed, one that emphasizes preemption, cooptation, and innovation.
The Google Books Settlement hits a barrier. The implications of this will need to be sorted out over the coming days and weeks.
The data-mining of the Google books database has great promise, but who owns the data-mining rights?
Updated long-tail research shows that Amazon’s tail is growing, thanks to customers using search engines and user reviews more. How does that make you feel about the Google Books settlement?
Free online books may increase discovery, but may not translate into increased sales or citations, a new study reports.
The Google Books Settlement deadline is upon us. What did you choose?
The Google Books Settlement has publishers up in arms over copyright and content presentation. They need to wake up and smell the coffee. That’s not what Google’s after.