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ALA Receives Google grant to Develop Library Entrepreneurship Centers

The American Library Association (ALA) has received a $2 million grant from Google.org to develop library entrepreneurship centers and enable libraries across the country to double down on their support for people looking...

Libraries laud appeals court affirmation that mass book digitization by Google is ‘fair use’

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ALA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today ruled in Authors Guild v. Google that Google Book’s mass digital indexing of books for use in creating...

Do You Have The Right to be Forgotten?

The EU says, yes, you do. Several lengthy and costly legal battles have been raging for years over Internet content, censorship and the rights of an individual to remove information about themselves. Since its...

eBooks with Sound From Google

Reminiscent of using sound effects in old radio shows, Google has applied for a patent to enable sounds to enhance eBooks. Here's more from Google's press release: “Trigger point information is generated for...

Google vs Author’s Guild – Book Scanning to Continue

In a reversal of a court order, authors can no longer sue Google as a group. A three judge panel overturned a previous order that had allowed this and other protections to...

Frommer’s Travel Guides to Stay in Print

Over the last year, Frommer's Travel Guides have been sold to Wiley and then to Google. Now, the original owner/creator of the beloved travel guides, Arthur Frommer is buying it back. After learning...

Google Lawsuit Dragging On

In a seven-year old lawsuit against Google, authors are still seeking damages against the Internet giant over scanning their works without permission. The Authors Guild and several other author and photographer organizations...

Google Delivers a Tablet

The Nexus-7 is here. Google's much talked about tablet that runs on Android's operating system just made its debut. It looks to be direct competitor with Amazon's Kindle Fire since it's expected...
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