Tuesday, May 05, 2009

ALA, ACRL, and ARL ask judge to assert vigorous oversight of proposed Google Book Search settlement


The associations asserted that although the settlement has the potential to provide public access to millions of books, many of the features of the settlement, including the absence of competition for the new services, could compromise fundamental library values including equity of access to information, patron privacy and intellectual freedom. The court can mitigate these possible negative effects by regulating the conduct of Google and the Book Rights Registry the settlement establishes.

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