News Articles on the Google Book Search and Settlement

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Steve Kolowich, Abuse or Trust? Inside Higher Ed, September 19, 2011

Jennifer Howard, HathiTrust Acknowledges Flaws in Handling ‘Orphan Works’ Wired Campus, September 16, 2011

September 15, 2011 Judge Chin approves the pretrial proceedings schedule

Jennifer Howard, In Authors’ Suit Against Libraries, an Attempt to Wrest Back Some Control Over Digitized Works The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 14, 2011

Steve Kolowich, Wards of the Court Inside Higher Ed, September 14, 2011

Andrew Albanese, Authors Guild Sues Libraries Over Scan Plan Publishers Weekly, September 13, 2011

Julie Bosman, Lawsuit Seeks the Removal of a Digital Book Collection The New York Times, September 12, 2011

Eric Pfanner, After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France The New York Times, August 7, 2011

Andrew Albanese The Breakup: Are the Google Settlement Parties Headed for Splitsville? Publishers Weekly, July 29, 2011

Andrew Albanese, No Progress on Google Book Settlement Talks; Tone Changing? Publishers Weekly, June 1, 2011

HathiTrust Response to the Amended Settlement Agreement Decision HathiTrust, March 23, 2011

Andrew Albanese & Jim Milliot, Google Settlement Is Rejected , Publishers Weekly, March 22, 2011

Amir Efrati, Judge Rejects Google Books Settlement , Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2011

Associated Press, NYC judge rejects Google settlement with authors, publishers over firm’s huge digital library, Washington Post, March 22, 2011

Associated Press, NYC Judge Rejects Google Books Settlement,, March 22, 2011

Barbara Fister, March Madness: Judge Denny Chin Rejects the Google Settlement,, March 23, 2011

Bob Van Voris and Susan Decker Google’s $125 Million Digital-Library Settlement Rejected by U.S. Judge,, March 23, 2011

Carolina Bolado, Judge Rejects $125M Google Books Settlement Law360, March 22, 2011

Caroline McCarthy, Court rejects Google Books settlement, Washington Post, March 22, 2011

Carolyn Kellog, The Rejected Google e-books Settlement: What It Means and What Comes Next, Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2011

Charlotte Raab, US judge rejects deal for Google digital book plan , AFP, Yahoo News, March 22, 2011

Corynne McSherry, Good and Bad in Google Books Search Settlement Decision, Electronic Frontier Foundation, March 23, 2011

David Kravets, Google Books Settlement Rejected, Wired, March 22, 2011

Dominic Rushe, US Judge Writes Unhappy Ending for Google’s Online Library Plans, The Guardian, March 22, 2011

David Sarno, Federal judge rejects Google digital book settlement, Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2011

Greg Sterling, Google Book Search Settlement Rejected by Court, search engine land, March 22, 2011

Jason Boog, Google Books Settlement Rejected, GalleyCat, March 22, 2011

Jennifer Howard, Judge Rejects Settlement in Google Books Case, Saying It Goes Too Far The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 22, 2011

John Sargent, Publishers Remain Committed to Expanding Online Access to Books And Upholding Copyright Despite Court Decision, The Association for American Publishers, March 22, 2011

John Letzing, Judge Rejects Google Settlement with Book Authors, Market Watch, March 22, 2011

Josh Hadro, Google Book Settlement Rejected, Library Journal, March 22, 2011

Juan Carlos Perez, Google Book Settlement Proposal Rejected, Computer World, March 22, 2011

Juliana Gruenweld, Judge Rejects Google Books Settlement, National Journal, March 22, 2011

Larry Magid, Magid on Tech: Mixed Feelings on Judge’s Ruling on Google Book Project, San Jose Mercury News, March 22, 2011

Mark Hamblett, Chin Decides Google Books Settlement Would ‘Go Too Far’,, March 23, 2011

Miguel Helft, Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books, New York Times, March 22, 2011

Mike Masnick, Court Rejects Google Book Scanning Settlement With The Authors Guild, techdirt, March 22, 2011

Richard Waters and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson Judge throws out Google book deal Financial, March 22, 2011

Scott Turow, Scott Turow on Google Ruling, The Author’s Guid, March 22, 2011

Timothy B. Lee, Federal judge rejects Google book monopoly , ARS Technica, March 22, 2011

Paul Biba, Judge Chin Rejects Google Book Settlement, Tele Read, March 22, 2011

OBA Applauds Rejection of Google Books Settlement, Open Book Alliance, March 22, 2011

CIC-Google Scanning Continues After Google Lawsuit Settlement Rejected, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011: Judge Chin Rules on the Settlement


Anon, ‘NYLS Law Review’ Publishers Issue Dedicated to Google Settlement, Publishers Weekly, December 10, 2010

Ryan Singel, Google Launches Online Bookstore, Challenging Amazon,, December 6, 2010

Julie Bosman, Google Opens Doors to E-Bookstore, The New York Times, December 6, 2010

Jeffery A. Trachtenberg, Google Opens Online Bookstore, The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2010

Jeffery A. Trachtenberg, Jessica E. Vascellaro and Amir Efrati, Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture, The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2010

Alexis Madrigal, Inside the Google Books Algorithm, The Atlantic, November 1, 2010

Marc Parry, Google Awards First Grants for New Digital Humanities Research Program, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2010

Steve Kolowich, Google and the Digital Humanities,, July 14, 2010

Geoffrey A. Fowler, Libraries Have a Novel Idea, The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2010

Tom Krazit, Google Books Case Still a Run-On Sentence,, June 21, 2010

Brad Stone, Stores See Google as Ally in E-Book Market, The New York Times, June 29, 2010

Clint Boulton, Google Denies Book Search Violates WTO Laws, Treaties,, May 10, 2010

Andrew Albanese, Artists and Photographers Sue Over Google Book Search, Publishers Weekly, April 7, 2010

John Timpane , Disquiet in Google’s online library, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 14, 2010

Mike Swift, Google’s book project may change copyright law,, March 10, 2010

Mike Swift, Google’s digital library faces key hurdles, Mercury News, March 7, 2010

Tom McNichol, Saving the World from Google, California Lawyer Magazine, March 2, 2010

Cecilia Kang, Judge puts off ruling on Google’s proposed digital book settlement, Washington Post, February 19, 2010

Diane Bartz, Google’s books plan hailed, reviled; no ruling, Reuters, February 18, 2010

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, NYC judge expresses some doubts about Google deal,, February 18, 2010

Susan Decker and Lorraine Woellert , Google, Publishers, Authors Defend Book Settlement (Update2), Bloomberg Business Week, February 18, 2010

Norman Oder, Objectors Outnumber Supporters in First Half of Google Settlement Fairness Hearing, and Google Settlement Fairness Hearing, Part Two: DOJ Expresses Opposition; Parties Mount Vigorous Defense The Library Journal, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010: Fairness Hearing

Norman Oder, On Eve of Google Book Search Settlement Hearing, Some Library Voices, Library Journal, February 17, 2010

Michael Liedtke, Feds still troubled by Google’s digital book deal,, February 5, 2010

Steve Kolowich, ‘Orphan’ Tug of War, Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2010

Miguel Helft, Despite Changes, Many Still Oppose Google Books Deal, The New York Times, January 28, 2010

Jessica E. Vascellaro, Amazon and Others Slam Revised Google Books Deal, The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2010

Cecila Kang, Critics tell judge to reject Google books settlement, The Washington Post, January 27, 2010

Benedicte Page, Revised Settlement a ‘weak compromise’ says Hachette,, January 25, 2010

Vit Wagner, Google case’s final chapter seeks ending, The, January 23, 2010

Alison Flood, Ursula Le Guin leads revolt against Google digital book settlement, The Guardian, January 22, 2010

Andrew Albanese, Steinbeck, Guthrie Endorse Google Settlement, Publishers Weekly, January 21, 2010

Benedicte Page , Authors ‘confused’ as Google opt-out deadline nears,, January 20, 2010

Andrew Jacobs, Google Apologizes to Chinese Authors, New York Times, January 11, 2010

Gillian Wong, China writers say Google ready to settle book row,, January 10, 2010

Roberto Rocha, Authors want out of Google Books deal, Montreal Gazette, January 9, 2010

David Sarno, Journalist, freelance and sci-fi authors groups take aim at Google book settlement, Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2010

Richard A. Epstein, Google-itis: Beware of Class Action Settlements, Financial Times, January 4, 2010

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Scott Sayare, France to Digitize Its Own Literary Works, New York Times, December 14, 2009

Alex Pham, Google’s book-scanning deal is not sealed yet, Los Angeles Times, November 28, 2009

Li Li, Google Runs Afoul Of Copyright, Beijing Review, November 24, 2009

James Grimmelmann, James Grimmelmann on The Google Settlement: what’s right, what’s wrong, what’s left to do, Publisher’s Weekly, November 23, 2009

Fred von Lohmann, Google Books Settlement 2.0: Evaluating Competition, Electronic Frontier Foundation, November 19, 2009

Robert Darnton, Google and the New Digital Future, The New York Review of Books, November 18, 2009

Google to talk with authors over copyrights,, November 18, 2009

Pamela Samuelson, New Google Book Settlement Aims Only to Placate Governments, Huffington Post, November 17, 2009

Fred von Lohmann, Google Books Settlement 2.0: Evaluating the Pros and Cons, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, November 16, 2009

John Timmer, Google book settlement revised, criticized, ars technica, November 16, 2009

Danny Sullivan, Revised Google Book Settlement Filed & Live Blogging The Press Call, Search Engine Land, November 14, 2009

Norman Oder, Most foreign language books out; showdown coming with Department of Justice about orphan works?, Library Journal, November 14, 2009

Diane Bartz, Google, Authors try to answer book deal concerns, Reuters India, November 14, 2009

Elinor Mills, Google Books settlement sets geographic, business limits, CNET News, November 13, 2009

Brad Strong and Miguel Helft, Terms of Digital Book Deal With Google Revised, The New York Times, November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009: Amended Settlement Delivered to the Court

Opponents throw the book at Google over digital publishing plan,, November 9, 2009

Rituparna Bhuyan , Centre protests ‘copyright violation’ by Google Books, The Financial Express, November 9, 2009

Delivery of the Amended Settlement is Postponed until November 13, 2009

November 9, 2009: Scheduled Date for Delivery of Amended Settlement

Richard Lloyd, French Publisher Sues Google Over Book Project,, November 06, 2009

Sharon LaFraniere, In China, Objections to Google’s Book Scans, New York Times, October 30, 2009

Peter Brantley, Google Books: A High Bar for Approval, Huffington Post, October 23, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Google Opponents Urge Court to Reconsider Restrictions on Revised Settlement, Publisher’s Weekly, October 23, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Frankfurt Book Fair: Europeans Play the Moral Rights Card Against Google Settlement, Publisher’s Weekly, October 16, 2009

Motoko Rich, Judge Sets Nov. 9 Deadline For Revised Google Book Settlement, New York Times, October 7, 2009

Motoko Rich, Google’s Plan to Scan Books Proves Scanning Burden for Court, Too, New York Times, October 7, 2009

Calvin Reid, Amended Google Deal Targeted for November 9, Publisher Weekly, October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009: Scheduled date for status conference

Miguel Helft, In E-Books, It’s an Army vs. Google, New York Times, October 6, 2009

Tim Wu, Save the Google Book Search Deal!, Slate, September 29, 2009

James Pethokoukis, German book trade slams EU stance on Google books, Reuters, September 24, 2009

Anon, Google faces book case trial, The Straits Times, September 23, 2009

Alex Pham, Authors, publishers seek delay in Google case, Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Google Book Search Hearing to Be Postponed, Publishers Weekly, September 22, 2009

Francine Fialkoff, Editorial: The Google Wars, Library Journal, September 21, 2009

Miguel Helft, Google Working to Revise Digital Books Settlement, The New York Times, September 20, 2009

Michael Liedtke, Feds balk at Google book deal, hopes for changes,, September 19, 2009

Miguel Helft, Government Urges Changes to Google Books Deal, The New York Times, September 18, 2009

Susan Decker and Christopher Stern, Google Said to Be Talking With Justice About Online Book Deal,, September 17, 2009

Miguel Helft, Copyright Office Assails Google’s Settlement on Digital Books, The New York Times, September 10, 2009

Andrew Albanese, U.S. Register of Copyrights Slams Google Book Search Settlement, Publishers Weekly, September 10, 2009

Miguel Helft, 11th-Hour Filings Oppose Google’s Book Settlement, The New York Times, September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009: The Opt-out deadline for rightsholders is extended until September 8, 2009

Thomson Reuters issues a FAQ for authors of titles held by Thomson Reuters, explaining their decision to opt-out of the proposed settlement

James Boyle, A copyright black hole swallows our culture, The Financial Times, September 6, 2009

Stanley Pignal and Richard Waters, Google gives ground in digital books dispute, The Financial Times, September 6, 2009

September 4, 2009: Revised opt-out deadline for rightsholders

Laura Sydell, Google’s Book Scanning Has Authors On Edge, National Public Radio, September 2, 2009

Chris O’Brien, Scrap Google book settlement and start fresh, The Mercury News, September 2, 2009

Bill Thompson, Keeping Google out of libraries, BBC News, September 2, 2009

Geoffrey Nunberg, Google’s Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars, The Chronicle, August 31, 2009

Tom Krazit, More questions than answers on Google Books, CNet News, August 29, 2009

EU divided over Google Books,, August 28, 2009

David Ludlow, Google turns classic books into free gibberish eBooks, Computer Shopper, August 27, 2009

James Kanter, Europe Seeks to Ease Rules for Putting Books Online, New York Times, August 27, 2009

Bobbie Johnson, Peter Brantley and the Open Book Alliance – throwing the book at Google, The Guardian, August 26, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Unsettled: The PW Survey on the Google Book Settlement, Publishers Weekly, August 24, 2009

Kevin O’Brien and Eric Pfanner, Europe Divided on Google Book Deal, New York Times, August 23, 2009

Maggie Shiels, Tech giants unite against Google, BBC News, August 21, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Major Objection to Google Book Search Settlement Is Filed, Publishers Weekly, August 19, 2009

Miguel Helft and Motoko Rich, Lawyer and Author Adds His Objections to Settling the Google Book Lawsuit, New York Times, August 18, 2009

More writers hit out at the Google book deal, The Bookseller, August 18, 2009

Miguel Helft, U.C. Professors Seek Changes to Google Books Deal, New York Times, August 17, 2009

Ryan Singel, National Writers Union Opposes Google Book Settlement,, August 13, 2009

Richard Waters, A Plan to Scan, Financial Times, August 13, 2009

Grant Gross, Former Antitrust Enforcer Defends Google Book Settlement, PC World, August 11, 2009

Ryan Singel, Disability Group Boosts Google Book Search,, August 7, 2009

Motoko Rich, William Morris Advises Clients to Say No to Google Settlement, New York Times, August 7, 2009

Cade Metz, Internet Archive orders Google to delay culture grab, The Register, August 6, 2009

Norman Oder, Library Organizations Urge DoJ To Take Proactive Role in Google Book Search Settlement, Library Journal, August 6, 2009

Tom Krazit, Google pushes for new law on orphan books, CNet News, July 31, 2009

Grant Gross, Civil Rights Activists Champion Google Book Deal, PC World, July 29, 2009

Andrew Albanese , At NYPL, No “Smackdown” This Time As Panel Pushes For Google Book Search Settlement, Publishers Weekly, July 29, 2009

Norman Oder , Organizations Urge Google To Ensure Privacy Protection in Book Search, Library Journal, July 28, 2009

Wendy Davis, More Pressure Brought On Google To Protect Readers’ Privacy, Media Post News, July 28, 2009

Mark Hefflinger, ACLU, EFF Urge Stronger Privacy at Google Book Search, Ditigal Media Wire, July 24, 2009

David Lawsky, Judge will get proposal to rid world of physical books, Reuters, July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009: The Media Exchange Company is granted leave to file a brief amicus curiae

Tomoko Otake , Google Books leaves Japan in legal limbo, The Japan Times, July 22, 2009

Cade Metz , EU calls hearing over Google ‘orphan’ treatment, The Register, July 20, 2009

Sophie Lobey, Google partnership makes 3,300 Council of Europe books available online, Council of Europe Press Release, July 10, 2009

Anon, Irate Japanese authors see Google Book Search as ‘black ships’ of digital era, The Mainichi Times, July 10, 2009

Anon, Libraries and Google Amend Book Search Agreement, University of Texas Libraries Press Release, July 9, 2009

Alex Pham and David Sarno, Justice Department launches formal investigation into Google’s book settlement [UPDATED], LA Times, July 2, 2009

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson and Richard Waters , Congress pressed to act on Google book settlement, The Financial Times, June 30, 2009

Tim Barton, Saving Texts From Oblivion: Oxford U. Press on the Google Book Settlement, The Chronicle of Higher Learning, June 29, 2009

Roy Blount Jr., (The Author’s Guild president) Let’s Not Lose Our Heads Over a “Monopoly” of Orphans Press Release from the Author’s Guild, June 24, 2009

Norman Oder, After Michigan Amendments to Google Deal, Library Groups Issue Updated “Guide for the Perplexed”, Library Journal, June 17, 2009

Peter Eckersley, Google Book Search Settlement: Foster Competition, Escrow the Scans, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, June 11, 2009

Miguel Helft, U.S. Presses Antitrust Inquiry Into Google Book Settlement, New York Times, June 10, 2009

Andrew Orlowski, Publisher defends Google Books ‘sell out’, The Register, June 9, 2009

Ryan Singel, Critics: Google Book Deal a Monopoly, Privacy Debacle,, June 2, 2009

Anon, Google Eyes Amazon, Prepares To Sell E-Book Access , Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2009

Motoko Rich and Miguel Helft, Preparing to Sell E-Books, Google Takes On Amazon, New York Times, June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009: Google announces plans to create a program to alllow publishers to sell digital versions of their books directly to consumers.

Honor Mahony, EU states concerned over Google library plans,, May 27, 2009

Digitization of Books, The Asahi Shimbun, May 26,2009

Andrew Albanese, Deal or No Deal: What if the Google Settlement Fails?, Publishers Weekly, May 25, 2009

Miguel Helft, Google Book-Scanning Pact to Give Libraries Input on Price, The New York Times, May 21, 2009

Norman Oder, ALA Warns Libraries: Google’s Calling, So Here Are Questions, Library Journal, May 14, 2009

May 5, 2009: The American Library Association files an amicus curiae brief regarding the proposed settlement

Japan authors opt out of Google deal, The Asahi Shimbun, May 2, 2009

Andrew Richard Albanese & Norman Oder, Corner Office: Google’s Dan Clancy, Library Journal, May 1, 2009

Elise Ackerman, Google in Dispute over Book Project, The Mercury News, May 1, 2009

Simen Juden, Publisher’s Asscoation welcomes Google Delay,, April 30, 2009

Ryan Singel, The Fight over the Google of All Libraries: A FAQ,, February 18, 2010

Miguel Helft, Justice Dept. Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Google Books Deal, New York Times, April 28, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Google Deadline Delayed Four Months as Steinbeck Motion Granted, Publishers Weekly, April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009: The Hon. Denny Chin grants the four-month extension request, extending the opt-out deadline for authors until September 4, 2009 and the final fairness hearing until October 7, 2009

Anon, German Authors Outraged at Google Book Search, Spielgel Online, April 27, 2009

Stephen Shankland, Google seeks more time in Book Search case, CNet News, April 27, 2009

Andrew Albanese, Judge Rejects Internet Archive Motion to Intervene in Google Settlement, Publisher’s Weekly, April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009: The proposals by the Internet Archives to intervene in the case as a defendant, and by Lewis Hyde, Harry Lewis, and the Open Access Trust to intervene on the behalf of the public at large are denied

Jim Milliot, Internet Archive Latest to Object to Google Settlement, Publishers Weekly, April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009: The Internet Archives seeks leave to file a motion to intervene in the case as a defendant.

Stephanie Condon, Google Book settlement faces legal assault, CNET News, April 10, 2009

Norman Oder, Academics, Citing Public Interest, Plan To Intervene in Google Book Search Settlement, The Library Journal, April 6, 2009

Miguel Helft, It’s Not Just Microsoft Balking at Google’s Book Plans, New York Times, April 4, 2009

April 1, 2009: New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law & Policy is granted permission to file a brief as amicus curiae

Canadian writers, publishers gather to consider Google book digitization, CNC News, March 23, 2009

Norman Oder, At Columbia Conference, Harvard’s Darnton Asks: Is Google the Elsevier of the Future?, Library Journal, March 18, 2009

Norman Oder, NYU’s Mandel: Google Book Search Incremental, Transformative, Worrisome, Library Newswire, March 17, 2009

Noelle Skodzinski, Countdown to the Google Book Search Settlement Review, Book Business, March 1, 2009

Noam Cohen, Millions of books, but no card catalogue, The New York Times, February 6, 2009

January 8, 2009: The case is re-assigned to the Hon. Denny Chin

January 5, 2009: Notification Period Begins

Motoko Rich, Google Hopes to Open a Trove of Little-Seen Books, New York Times, January 4, 2009

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Chris Castle, Is Google’s Culture Grab Unstoppable? The Register, December 31, 2008

Francine Fialkoff, Google Deal or Rip-Off?, The Library Journal, December 15, 2008

Tameka Kee, Google Books Search Expands to Magazines, The Washington Post (from, December 9, 2008

Andrew Albanese, European Booksellers Slam Google Book Settlement Library Journal, December 2, 2008

Alex Beam, Google vs. the Libraries, The Boston Globe, December 2, 2008

November 17, 2008: The proposed settlement is given preliminary approval by Hon. John Sprizzo, with a final fairness hearing to be held on June 11, 2009

Barbara Quint, The Google Book Search Settlement: ‘The Devil’s in the Details’, Information Today, November 3, 2008

Staci Kramer, Harvard Backs out of Google Book Scanning After Reading Settlement Fine Print, CBS News, November 3, 2008

Fred von Lohmann, Google Book Search Settlement: A Reader’s Guide, Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 31, 2008

Laura Mirviss, Harvard-Google Online Book Deal at Risk, The Harvard Crimson, October 30, 2008

Juan Carlos Perez, In Google Book Settlement, Business Trumps Ideals, PC World, October 30, 2008

Miguel Helft and Motoko Rich, Google Settles Suit Over Book-Scanning, New York Times, October 28, 2008

Roy Blount Jr., $125 Million Settlement in Authors Guild v. Google, Op-Ed, October 28, 2008

October 28, 2008: The Author’s Guild, Association of American Publishers and Google announce a proposed settlement that establishes a proposed date of notification for authors of January 5, 2009, and a proposed opt-out deadline of May 5, 2009

Geoff Larcom, Revolution in Digitizing is Brewing at U-M Google Book Digitizing Well Under Way, The Ann Arbor News, September 3, 2008

Miguel Helft, Microsoft Will Shut Down Book Search Program, New York Times, May 24, 2008

May 23, 2008: Microsoft announces the ending of its Windows Live Books program, a project similar to Google Book Search.

Natasha Robinson, Google’s Book Search Slowly Turns the Pages, USA Today, April 25, 2008

David Louie, Google Book Scanning Pays off for Scholars, ABC California Local News, January 21, 2008

Ken Auletta, Search and Destroy, The New Yorker, January 14, 2008

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Linda Rosencrance, Google revamps Book Search, PC Advisor, September 7, 2007

Columbia joins Google book project, Business Journal, December 14, 2007

December 13, 2007: Columbia University joins the Library Project

Katie Hafner, Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on Web, The New York Times, October 22, 2007

A. Waghle, Google Book Search Offers New Ways To Search Books, Search Marketing Services, September 9, 2007

Brad Stone, Envisioning the Next Chapter for Electronic Books, New York Times – Technology, September 6, 2007

Linda Rosencrance, Brief: Google Book Search offers new ways to search books,, September 6, 2007

Andrew Albanese, Scan This Book! An interview with the Open Content Alliance’s Brewster Kahle,, August 15, 2007

Cornell University Joins Google Scan Plan, Library Journal: Academic Newswire, August 9, 2007

Cornell University Library becomes newest partner in Google Book Search Library Project, Press Release from Cornell University, August 7, 2007

August 7, 2007: Cornell University joins Google Book Search Library Project

Ari Levy, Google Adds Japan’s Keio University to Web Book Search Project,, July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007: Japan’s Keio University joins Google Book Search Library Project

Chloe Albanesius, Google Book Search Adds Apaptive Tech Functionality, APP Scout, July 5, 2007

Anon, Twelve State Schools Join Google’s Book-Scanning Project, Associated Press, June 6, 2007

Juan Carlos Perez, Google’s Book Search available in publisher sites, InfoWorld, June 1, 2007

Brock Read, La Bibliothèque, C’est Google The Wired Campus, May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007: The Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne, Switzerland joins the Library Project

Mukul Devichand, Is Google really flouting copyright law?, BBC News, March 9, 2007

Elinor Mills, Bavarian library joins Google book search project, CNET News, March 6, 2007

March 6, 2007: The Bavarian State Library joins the Google Book Search, becoming the largest non-English library partner

Jordan Jacks, Google’s Digital Library is a Deal, not a Steal, The Yale Herald, February 16, 2007

ALA Editions partners with Google, American Library Association, February 1, 2007

Nate Anderson, Google Book Search: Buy your books by the chapter, ARS Technica, January 23, 2007

Bryan Appleyard, Could this be the Final Chapter in the Life of the Book?, The Sunday Times, January 21, 2007

Jessie Ho, Google teams up with publisher of Chinese books,, January 19, 2007

Google to Digitize More than a Million Books from the University of Texas at Austin, Including World Renowned Latin American Collection, Google Press Release, January 19, 2007

January 19, 2007: Google announces that the University of Texas at Austin will join the Google Book Search Library Project

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Candace Lombardi, Microsoft releasing book search in beta, CNET News, December 6, 2006

December 6, 2006: Microsoft announces its Windows Live Books project, a project with the same goal as the Google Book Search

The University of Virginia Library Joins the Google Books Library Project, Google Press Release, November 14, 2006

November 14, 2006: The University of Virginia Library joins the Google Books Library Project

Candace Lombardi, Amazon files objection to Google subpoena, USA Today (from, October 26, 2006

University Complutense of Madrid and Google to Make Hundreds of Thousands of Books Available Online, Google Press Release, September 26, 2006

September 26, 2006: The University Complutense of Madrid joins the Library project of Google Book Search

Google Book Search Offers Free Downloads of Public Domain Books, Google Press Release, August 30, 2006

August 30, 2006: Google Book Search Offers Free Downloads of Public Domain Books

Bob Thompson, Search Me?, The Washington Post, August 13, 2006

Google Book Search & UC Library Partnership, Google Press Release, August 9, 2006

Elinor Mills, Google and UC sign Contract to Digitize Books, CNET News, August 8, 2006

August 9, 2006: Google Book Search and University of California Library Partnership

Bradley L Joslove and Vanessa De Spiegeleer-Delort, The Google Saga Continues, The International Law Office Newsletter, July 14, 2006

June 6, 2006: French publisher La Martinière sues Google for copyright infringement stemming from the scanning of book in connection with the Google Book Search

Bob Thompson, Publishing’s Digital Wave Crashes Against a Literary Pillar, The Washington Post, May 22, 2006

Jason Lee Miller, Book Search Praised From Lions Den, WebProNews, February 8, 2006

John C. Dvorak, Much Ado over Google Book Search, PC Magazine, January 11, 2006

Eriq Gardner, Online Disputes Expose Publishers’ Copyright Vulnerability, IP Business and Law, January 6, 2006

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Anon,Stanford and Google Book Search Statement of Support and Participation, Sanford University Library, December 15, 2005

Anon, Google’s Scan Plan Debated at NYPL, as New “Book Search” Name Emerges, Library Journal, November 21, 2005

Randy Cohen, Google’s Book Search Tool, National Public Radio, November 20, 2005

Chris Kraeuter, Google’s Name Game,, November 18, 2005

November 17, 2005: Google announces the renaming of Google Print to the Google Book Search, with the Google Print Library Project becoming a sub-category of Google Book Search

Farhad Manjoo, Throwing Google at the Book, Spielgel Online, November 9, 2005

Pat Schroeder, Lack of sense and sensibility, USA Today, November 7, 2005

Anon, Needless fight threatens Google’s Online Library, USA Today, November 7, 2005

Hiawatha Bray, Publishers Battle Google Book Index, Boston Globe, October 20, 2005

October 19, 2005: The Association of American Publishers, representing The McGraw-Hill Co., Pearson Education, Penguin Group (USA), Simon & Schuster, and Jon Wiley & Sons also sues Google

Anon, Google’s Rush to Print, The Boston Globe, October 10, 2005

Edward Wyatt, Writers Sue Google, Accusing It of Copyright Violation, New York Times, September 21, 2005

September 20, 2005: The Author’s Guild and authors Daniel Hoffman, Betty Miles, and Herbert Mitgang sue Google for copyright infringement

Steven Zeitchik, Google Offers Compromise, But Pubs Say It’s Not Enough, Publisher’s Weekly, August 12, 2005

Edward Wyatt, Google Library Database Is Delayed , New York Times, August 13, 2005

Margaret Kane, Google pauses library project, CNET News, August 12, 2005

Andrew Albanese, AAUP Pressures Google Print, Publishers Weekly, July 15, 2005

Dan Head, Proposed Google Book Search Raises Copyright Concerns, LawDit Reading Room, May 25, 2005

Stefanie Olsen , Publishers balk at Google book copy plan, CNET News, May 24, 2005

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John Markoff and Edward Wyatt, Google Is Adding Major Libraries to Its Database, New York Times, December 14, 2004

Google Checks Out Library Books, Google Press Release, December 14, 2004

December 14, 2004: Google announces the Google Print Library project, partnering with Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, and the New York Public Library to digitally scan their collections

Jim Milliot and Steve Zeitchik, Google Begins to Push Google Print Program, Publisher’s Weekly, October 11, 2004

Tara Calishain, Getting into google book search – google print, Search Engine Journal, October 8, 2004

Edward Wyatt, New Google Service May Strain Old Ties in Bookselling, New York Times, October 8, 2004

Dan Ackman, Google Print: The Next Big Thing, Forbes, October 7, 2004

Keith Regan, Search Wars: Google, Snap, Amazon Arm for Battle, E-Commerce Times, October 6, 2004

October 5, 2004: Google launches Google Print, the fore-runner of Google Book Search, partnering with various publishers to provide online digital access to books

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Barbara Quint, Google Beta Tests Book Search Service, Information Today, December 22, 2003

Web Watch, Google’s Turn a New Page with Book Search Feature, Washington Post, December 21, 2003

Stefanie Olsen, Google tests book search, CNET News, December 17, 2003

December 17, 2003: Google launches Google Print in beta

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  • Thomas Sutcliffe, [Google books have no shelf life](, The Independent, December 17, 2004


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