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Friday, July 22, 2005

Google and AAP talking about copyright

Tidbit from today's Library Journal: 'Association of American Publishers (AAP) officials remain tight-lipped about the discussions, preferring to keep the process out of the public eye, but have confirmed that Google officials and the AAP board of directors met on July 1 to discuss copyright concerns with Google's library digitization plan. Although no further details are available, more meetings are likely in the coming weeks. The meeting comes after the AAP wrote to Google to express their concerns over the company's ambitious scan plan. In June, AAP VP for legal affairs Allan Adler said that AAP always intended to keep discussions with Google private, but discussed their concerns after news of their letter was leaked.'