Google Moves to Satisfy European Book Concerns

In a move to assuage European publishers' concerns over book digitization, Google said European books still listed as commercially available will not be included in its online registry of orphaned and out-of-print works -- unless rights holders give their express authorization. The search giant also said it will let two non-U.S. representatives onto the eight-person board of the Books Rights Registry, which was set up to govern the proposed books settlement reached with U.S. publishers and authors who sued Google in 2005.

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