Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Google Faces Book Case Trial In France
From Book2Book Thursday 24 Sep 2009
French publishers and authors face off in court against Google on Thursday when their three-year bid to fight the Internet giant's plan to scan and sell books online goes to trial. Backed by France's 530-member Publishers' Association (SNE) and its SGDL Society of Authors, the plaintiffs are contesting Google's 2005 campaign to digitize books without the prior authorisation of publishers or authors. AFP