Book Search Settlement. The Original Project. The original Google Book Search project combined two related programs: The Partner Project. The Library Program. Partner Program. Limited Preview. Permits view of entire pages from the book, but not all the pages are available for view.
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The original Google Book Search project combined two related programs:
Permits view of entire pages from the book, but not all the pages are available for view.
Scanned from public libraries
In-copyright books / orphan books
Public domain books
Browse full-text or download PDF
Each snippet contains only a few lines, and only three snippets could be shown per book
Precedent – Kelly v. Arriba Soft
GOOOOO argued it had an even stronger case than Arriba:
The authors and publishers on the other hand, argued that Google’s Book Project was very different from the Kelly case:
Owners can opt-out from the settlement, or permit different uses (remove books, exclude users etc.)
The settlement needs to be approved by the court deciding the class action.
The BRR’s goal is to mediate between Google and copyright owners:
in Partner Program
The settlement creates three “products” for US users
Availability of an individual book for each product depends on its status
Price: Either set by copyright holder, or Google will set price algorithmically between 1.99$ at 29.99$ (about 80% of books are priced below 10$).
The settlement has the potential of providing access to a digital library of millions of books-
The BRR is a centralized entity, with substantial authority-
to negotiate on behalf of owners, approve the security standards and has broad discretion to work out the revenue splitting formula between publishers and authors.
Thus, Google would probably become the only one that can provide scanning and searching books services on such a scale.