Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Google, authors end e-books row

Reuters  Paris, June 12, 2012
First Published: 11:22 IST(12/6/2012) | Last Updated: 11:30 IST(12/6/2012)

Internet search provider Google and authors group Society Men of Letters of France (SGDL) have reached an agreement that ends a dispute dating back to 2006 over the publishing of snippets of books on the internet.

The deal puts an end to an appeal procedure, the two groups wrote in a joint statement on Monday.

"The agreement was reached to promote initiatives in favor of digital books' development and create diversity, in compliance with copyrights," they said.

The SGDL, which says it represents 6,000 French and French speaking authors and pays special attention to copyrights with regard to new technological developments, said the agreement would protect their rights on the internet.


Advertisement
more from Business

Alibaba's big debut: Here are the 10 things you want to know

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history.
markets
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved