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Google settles Library suit

Settlement ends seven years of bitter litigation

Google and the Association of American Publishers Thursday ended seven years of bitter litigation with a settlement over the search giant’s use of copyrighted books in its Google Library project.

The deal will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google. Five publishers, Simon & Schuster, which is a division of CBS, the McGraw-Hill Companies, Pearson Education, Penguin Group USA and John Wiley & Sons, filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against Google in 2005.

Terms weren’t disclosed but the parties said the settlement “acknowledges the rights and interests of copyright-holders. U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project.”

Thursday settlement does not affect Google’s current litigation with individual writers in the Authors Guild.

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