Litigation & Settlements

Assistance for STM members on litigation and settlements directly affecting academic and professional publishing:

Google Settlement

A set of Frequently Asked Questions to help STM members with respect to the removal of  journal content from Google’s “books” site, possible business arrangements with Google concerning further distribution, and obtaining digital files of scanned journal content. 

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subito Update

From March 2016, a revised subito General Agreement will be available for signature by publishers

On 12 July 2006, the German university library consortium subito and 21 leading publishers signed the ‘international’ agreement dealing with ‘library service’ and ‘document delivery’ activities outside the ‘German-speaking territories’.

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Swets Liquidation

STM has engaged with the Curator of Swets Information Systems to obtain information on the bankruptcy and procedures, and has communicated on a regular basis with STM Heads of House and a group comprised of STM’s Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee and representatives of Houses actively interested in the Swets case. 

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