Bits & bytes: A license to digitally print money

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the implications of the proposed Google Books Settlement for libraries, readers, researchers, authors and publishers. Design/methodology/approach - The broad effects of the settlement for all categories of users are discussed. Findings - There appears to be much to like about the proposed settlement for all parties, but there are still a number of concerns for libraries regarding preservation, intellectual freedom, pricing and copyright. Originality/value - The paper provides an overview of a complex subject that all in the information world must confront.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalBottom Line
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


  • Copyright law
  • Libraries

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