Publishers and Google Reach Settlement Agreement
October 4, 2012
Thursday, 04 October 2012 | Andi Sporkin
Mountain View, CA and Washington, DC; October 4, 2012 — 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.
The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on October 19, 2005 by five AAP member publishers. As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not required to approve its terms.