Google Book Scanning Project Settlement: More Reaction and Analysis
In 2005, the Guild sued Google, accusing it of massive copyright violation, claiming Google cannot make available digitized copies of books for commercial use without permission. The publishers group later launched its own lawsuit.
The March 2009 issue of Cites & Insights (30 pages in PDF format) is devoted to summing up the debate about the settlement.
As well, National Public Radio in the United States posted an interview today with Robert Darnton, head librarian at Harvard University.
It is still not fully clear how the settlement will ultimately affect Canadian institutions.