Thursday, September 17, 2009

Story of Interest?

Copyright head tells House she opposes Google Books settlement

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee September 10, Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters raised strong objections (PDF file) to the proposed settlement of lawsuits challenging Google’s Book Search project. Calling parts of the settlement “fundamentally at odds with the law,” she warned the deal could undermine Congress’ ability to govern copyrights and could have “serious international implications” for books published outside the United States ...