Publishers and Google Reach Settlement

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation. For details, read the press release from the American Publishers Association here and from Google here, and early analysis from the trade magazine Publisher’s Weekly and TechDirt.  The AAP/Google settlement does not affect the continuing litigation between Google and the Authors’ Guild.