The Future of Google Book Search

Presented by

Derek Slater, Google Policy Analyst

About this talk

Four years ago, a broad class of authors and five publishers filed lawsuits against Google Book Search. Last October, Google, authors, and publishers announced a groundbreaking settlement agreement that will dramatically increase access to millions of books in the US and create a new market for authors and publishers to sell their works. This talk will discuss how Book Search and the settlement benefit rightsholders, libraries, and readers.

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