Google has announced that it has reached a settlement with the AAP (The Association of American Publishers) over its Google Library Project, the settlement will provide access to publishers in-copyright books in Google’s Library Project.
This agreement between Google and the AAP means that the lawsuit against Google will now be dismissed, and it settles the previous copyright infringement claims brought against Google.
“We are pleased that this settlement addresses the issues that led to the litigation,” said Tom Allen, President and CEO, AAP. “It shows that digital services can provide innovative means to discover content while still respecting the rights of copyright-holders.”
“Google is a company that puts innovation front and center with all that it does,” said David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Google. “By putting this litigation with the publishers behind us, we can stay focused on our core mission and work to increase the number of books available to educate, excite and entertain our users via Google Play.”
You can find out more details about the settlement between Google and the Association of American Publishers over at the Google Blog.